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The Rotunda 
Volume 83 
2003/04 



Numbers 1 - 24 with a total of 304 pages 

MISSING ISSUES numbers 7 and 13 (can find no evidence that 

these issues were published) 



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Volume 83, Number 1 



Waiting for a Parking Spot Since 1920 



August 28, 2003 



Grainger Re^Opens 



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Nick Elmes 

Assistant EtUtor 



The new Grainger, dedicated 
on August 19, may appear similar 
to the original on the outside, but 
looks are deceiving. 

Inside the 27,694 square foot 
building is a state-of-the-art educa- 
tion center unrivaled in Virginia. 

"This is 
the first 
classroom 
building 
on cam- 
pus, and 
probably 
one of the 
first in the 
Common 
wealth, to 
have 

completely wireless infrastruc- 
ture, as well as a hard-wired infra- 
structure," said Dr. Frank Moore, 
assistaht vice president for infor- 
mation technology. 

"Grainger is high-tech: every 
classroom has a high-end com- 




puter in an instructor's console 
with a DVD player, VCR, visual 
presenter and a ceiling-mounted 
projector; access to the 
Longwood network and Internet; 
and study areas with data and 
power," President Patricia 
Cormier said at the dedication. 
"This building is both wired and 

wireless. 
Wireles s 
means that 
students do 
not need to 
physically 
connect 
their lap- 
tops to data 
ports to 
:iccess the 
University 
network and Internet - they can 
access the network and Internet 
without plugging the computer 
into an oudet - and they can walk 
around the building surfing the 
web." 

See GRAINGER p.4 




RoLlDeri) at Worskam Grocerij 



Liz Richards 

Editor-in-Chief 

Saturday night around 10 p.m., a 
black male entered the Worsham 
Grocery Exxon gas station on 
Farmville Road. 

With a pistol in hand, he ordered 
the man behind the register to hand 
over all the cash in the drawer, 
according to Captain Wesley Reed, of 
the Prince Edward County Sheriff's 
Office. 

The robber fired one shot, took 
the money and left. The man is 
described as a six-foot-tall African 
American, weighting around one 
hundred sixty- five pounds, according 
to Reed. 



He was wearing jeans, a blue shirt, 
and a blue bandana around his face. 

The robber left in a dark colored 
vehicle parked behind the store, 
which was being driven by a white 
female with. "busy hair,"according to 
police. 

At the time of the robbery, there 
were two employees and three cus- 
tomers in the store. 

"Thankfiilly no one was hurt," 
said Reed.. 

Hampden-Sydney police were 
first on the scene, followed by seven 
more officers. 

Currendy, the robbery is under 
investigation. 

"We have a few leads, but no 



arrests have been made," said Reed. 

A similar r9bbery happened the 
night before at approximately 
9:30p.m., at Prospect Chevron, , 
according to reports in the Farmville ' 
Herald. 

A black man walked in with a towel 
around his face and a gun in his hand. 
According to the Parmville Herald, he 
left with approximately $300. 

Reed advised students to "stay 
aware of what's going on in their sur- 
roundings, and if they are ever in a sit- 
uation like this one, just comply (with 
what the perpetrator wants]." 
Anyone with information is advised 
to call the Prince Edward County- 
Sheriffs office at 392-8101. 



SoBig A Big ProLlem 



Nick Elmes 

Assistant Editor 



Two major viruses clogged 
campus computers last week, 
making preparations for the first 
week of classes a difficult task for 
professors and IT staff. 

The problems started two 
weeks ago with the Blaster worm, 
an invasive program that attacks 
Windows operating systems 
released after 2000 by exploiting 
a feature designed to allow 
remote access to a computer. 

Continual automatic reboots is 
a common symptom of a Blaster 
infection. 

Blaster also attempted to pre- 
vent computer users from access- 
ing the Windows Update web 
page to download the patch nec- 
essary to fix the computer, 
according to Synamtecs, the pub- 
Ushers of Norton Anti- Virus. 

Then, a week later, the e-mail 



virus SoBig attacked campus 
computers. 

"Since last Tuesday, Blaster has 
not been as big a problem as 
SoBig," said Assistant Vice 
President of Information and 
Instructional Technology 

Services Dr. Frank Moore III. 

"In a 24 hour time period 
between midnight Wednesday 
and midnight Thursday we pre- 
vented 186,000 virus laden 
attachments from coming on 
campus." 

Moore said that SoBig has 
been such a problem because it is 
"essentially running an e-mail 
server off of your PC. 

"The bad thing about this 
virus is that you might get an 
email saying that I sent you a 
virus attachment when in fact it 
didn't coriie from me because the 
virus is spoofing addresses," said 
Moore. 



The IT support staff held an 
emergency meeting on August 19 
to try to figure out how to clean 
all of the facult\' computers on 
campus. 

"The staff wanted to scan the 
network to see who had the 
Windows patch and also looking 
to see who had SoBig," explained 
Moore. "We identified just under 
200 faculty and staff PCs that did 
not comply. 

"We have a total of 467 net- 
worked PCs so just a littie under 
half were infected," he added. 

The IT staff sent out informa- 
tion explaining how to fix the 
computers and gave the faculty 
24 hours to solve the problem 
themselves. 

"We ran the scan again and it 
was still around the same figure," 
said Moore. 

See SOBIG p.4 




A sister of Alpha Delta Pi, an RA in the Colonnades, a 

Mortar Board member, and a Big Sibling, Annie Danvir 

touched the lives many Longwood students. 

She will be deeply missed as a friend and citizen leader. 

There will be a viewing for friends at the Moser Funeral 

Home in }yarrenton on Thursday, August 28 from 7:00 p.m. 

to 9:00 a.m. 

You can call Moser at 540-347-3431 for more details. 

The funeral is scheduled for Friday, August 29 at 2:00 

p.m. Morners are asked tp meet at Moser's Funeral Home, 

where they will be directed to ant}ther location. 

See pictures from last night's candlelight vigil on 

page 2. 



PAGE 2 



Editorial 



August 28, 2003 



W^ords From tke Editor 




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come to 
the first 
issue of 
T /; e 
Rotunda, 
and my 
first 
issue as editor. 

Already, there is a lot going 
on around campus, as you will 
read in this paper. 

There's the progressing 
Brock Commons, the faculty' 
only parking deck, and tons of 
freshman! 

I've been told by my wise 
professors that humans are 
the dominant species, due 
mainly to the fact diat we can 
adapt to change. Here at 



Longwood, the administration 
must be tr)ing to breed super 
humans widi everything that 
is changing around here. 

Starting with Brock 
Commons,and ending.. .who 
knows when. 

Not that I have a problem 
with this, 1 kind of welcome 
it. To me, change is the way 
we grow, and mature. I mean, 
think of how painful it would 
be if you tried to wear the 
same size underwear as you 
did when you were six? 

This is a namral mamrity 
progress, being able to move 
past the little choo-choo trains 
is a good thing. 

OK, seriously though, are 
you the same person you were 
five years ago? And do you 






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think you will be the same 
person five years from now? 

No, and that's because we 
go through things that change 
us, and we adapt to them. I'm 
doing my best to adapt to my 
new position, but it's like 
walking into a room com- 
pletely blindfolded. 

I know with time I'll work 
out the kinks, and for now I'm 
doing the best I can. I'm sure 
a lot of our new students feel 
that way, like they should 
know what they're doing this 
first week of school. 

I've walked in your shoes, 
and let me ask you; it's a hum- 
bling experience, isn't it? Members oj Alpha Beha Pi 
There's a lot to be learned this *P<**^ '"" memorj of their 
year, my best advice is to take »<;''«"0' *"f«' Wednesday 
it in stride. '^^B^^ °^ ^^^ candlelight vigil held in Annie Danvir's honor. 

Tlie Hitcliin' Post 



Staff Writers: Brian Burton, Paula Nusbaum 

The Rotunda, the student newspaper at Longwood Universit\', is pub- 
lished weekly during the academic year (except holidays and exam peri- 
ods) and is printed in the offices of the Farmville Herald, Farmville, VA. 

All articles, advertisements, letters to the editor, and pictures must b( 
received by nine p.m. the Sunday prior to the' next Thursday's publica 
tion. All letters to the editor must be typed and include name and tele= 
phone number. Any person wishing to have his/her name not appear 
on die published letter must request so in writing. All letters are subject 
to editing. 

The Rofunda is an equal opportunity employer and is looking for peo- 
ple who are interestedin writing or layout. We currendy have positions 
available and ask anyone who is interested to come to our meetings, 
Mondays at 9:15 p.m. 



That's right, I have 
spent my summer in 
the throws of wedding 
plans and stratagems, 
and thought I would 
share some of my trials 
and tribulations with 
any other couples out 
there who are tighten- 
ing the knot. 

On September 20, I 
will look into the eyes 
of Melissa Ridley, my 
"roommate" for three 
years, and fiance for 
two, and say 'I Do.'" 

Now Melissa, a for- 
mer Longwood stu- 
dent, and I are operat- 
ing on a shoe string 
budget here. 

But that shouldn't 
matter, all you need are 
two rings, a preacher, 
and eternal love, right? 

Riiiight... 

When we started 
planning last winter, we 
wanted a small, inti- 
mate ceremony w^ith 
around twenty relatives 
and a bagpiper in my 
parent's backfield. 

Then our parents got 
involved in the plan- 
ning process.... 

The current plan 
requires two locations 
to be reserved, a pro- 
fessional caterer to 



feed the 150+ guests 
who are now coming, a 
horse drawn carriage, 
two singers, profession- 
al photographers, flow- 
ers, gifts, center pieces, 
reserved hotels, port-a- 
potties, flower girls, the 
list goes on., and on, 
and on. 

The scariest thing is 
that it is added to daily. 
See, we forgot that a 
wedding is an event 
that has traditional 
requirements that must 
be met. 

There are things that 
just haaave to be done. 
People , (family) 

expect certain things 
when you are married. 

Apparendy this is a 
well kept secret among 
the married couples of 
the world. 

When I explain our 
difficulties in actually 
achieving what we saw 
as the perfect wedding, 
married people just nod 
their heads sympatheti- • 
cally, wink, and whisper 
that they went through 
the same thing. 

Then there are the 

people who ask if I am 

nervous yet. 

What does that mean? 

Am I supposed to be 



nervous about spend- 
ing my life with some- 
one I love? 

Or do they mean am I 
nervous that the actual 
wedding will go 
smoothly? 

Because, they are 
very, very different 
questions. 

Is the nervous ques- 
tion the same as asking 
if we ate ready? 

Because that is the 
most popular question 
- are you ready yet? 

Are you ready yet? 

I think I can answer 
that one right now for 
anyone who is still curi- 
ous. 

My fiance and I have 
been ready to be mar- 
ried for over a year, as 
for the wedding, I am 
not so sure how ready 
we are for that circus, 
but I know our bags are 
half packed for a trip to 
Vegas. 




Nick Elmes 

Assistant Editor 



August 28, 2003 



Otinion 



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Welcome Back, Longwood 

The adven iurejust keeps ^eitin^ better and better 



Amy Whipple 

Assistant Editor 



I can honesdy say that it's good to be 
back at the Wood. 

Ix)ngwood, thank you SO much 
for completing Grainger in time for. 
classes. Knowing that five out of six 
of my classes are in the newly finished 
building makes me quite possibly the 
happiest student at Longwood. No 
more poles in the middle of squashed 
rooms in Curry; no more walking up 
to Wynne in the middle of the night 
for a novel class; no more trying to 
remember exacdy which side of the 
doors a room is on; no more keeping 
eighty-six buildings in mind for class- 
es all within the same department; no 
more trailer park trash professors; no 
more bullshit. 

Thank you. 

And Longwood, thank you for 
continuing your funding and love of 
The Rotunda, everyone's favorite stu- 
dent publication since 1920. Thank 
you for affording me the opportunity 
to laugh hysterically with my friends 
as we put together the first issue of 
The Rotunda after an atrocious first 
week of classes (I'm trying in Spanish 
101. Promise.) 

It m!^de my day today when a 
member of the faculty told us (to our 
faces no less) how much she loved our 
paper. What? People really actually 
read this? Love it? No kidding! 

Everyone who knows me, and is 
reading this, is waiting for the com- 
plaining to start; this I'm sure of This 
wouldn't be a column by me if I did- 
n't in some way or another break 
down the spirit of Longwood. 

So I confess. There are many 
things on my I-Really-Hate- 
Longwood-and-I-Hope-the-Giant- 
Mutant-Flies-in-the-Newspaper- 
Office-Wind-Up-in-Someone's- 
Awful-Excuse-for-Dining-Hall-Food 
List. 

Many of these issues, I was just 
going to let go: automatic paper towel 
dispensers, how the stairwells in the 
Student Union seem to get painted 



every summer (whereas the 
Residence Halls are on four-year 
cycles), pretty new trashcans, etc. 

My issues are with the big things, 
and they are as follows: 

Problem the First. Class sizes. Ever 
since I got my first brochure from 
Longwood, four long years ago, 
they promised me smaU class sizes, 
low ratios, something that, in a large 
high school, sounded like a good 
idea. 

I started my freshman year with 
classes averaging about twenty-two 
people for the courses I took. 

Last year, things started to creep 
up, more people being placed in 
classes well past their established 
limits. 

But this year, I wind up in my 
300-level English classes, only to 
find upwards of thirty people.* 
Really, not that big of a jump, but, 
at the same time, a huge problem. 
My professors have complained; my 
classmates have complained; I'm 
complaining big time. 

Many of my classes in high 
school were this big, and it's just 
enough people to zap the profes- 
sor's individual attention. By the 
time I got to my junior year, I 
would have thought I'd have nice, 
cozy classes, complete with heated, 
educated discussion. 

Professors that normally have 
their classes sit in circles in order to 
enable this kind of environment 
now find themselves stuck in the 
classic spot: professor on a high, 
cushy, roily chair, with her students 
in desk-chairs, staring at her nose 
hairs through binoculars (and not 
paying a bit of attention to what 
she has to say). 

Problem the Second. The Cafe. Can 
someone please explain to me the 
purpose of redoing the cafe? Was it 
a dire issue? Was the roof caving in? 
The walls coming down? Didri't 
Bene Pizza and Java City just, get 
built the previous summer? I'm 
sure that, even though they were 



under' the construction supervision of 
Longwood, they were done weU enough 
that they don't need renovation. I know 
plenty of rooms, offices, and buildings 
that could use the money. Why the 
money for doors with pretty windows, 
only to have tables on either side of said 
doors? Yes, the cafe was crowded during 
peak hours, but it was nothing we could- 
n't handle. At least give it a couple more 
years. 

Problem the Third. Lying. I'm not going 
to complain about parking, but I am 
going to complain about the school 
lying to us about it. As of last spring, 
Longwood has had us all hyped up for a 
brand-new underground parking garage. 
Okay, so it's not done yet, no big deal; 
we're used to that. What we all did not 
expect, however, was to open up the 
new parking regulations booklet handed 
out with every parking decal, only to 
find that the new garage was for faculty. 

Really wouldn't be a problem, 
Longwood, if you had been up-front 
about it. The faculty and staff deserve 
parking; they go here just like we do. I 
could be happy for them if the school 
had come out with a plan, such as a 
garage will go to faculty, we'll open up 
faculty lots to commuters, and so on. 
That may be the case, but just inform us; 
we're not six-years-old, so there's no rea- 
son to hide your motives. And, not to 
complain about prices, but raising stu- 
dent parking to $100 for a year, only to 
take away parking spaces? Please. 

Problem the Last. ADD construction. 
The part of Brock Commons that is 
done is absolutely beautiful; I honesdy 
didn't expect it to be that nice. 
Longwood's campus is supposed to be 
beautifiil, but having arbitrary fences 
while the construction company makes 
up its mind on the other side of campus 
just makes things.. .well...ugly If this 
were three years ago, there's no way I 
would have picked Longwood as my col- 
lege of choice. 

I came here for a good, small, classic 
education. Instead, I'm getting a lesson 
on the ins and outs of interior design. 
And not a very good one at that. 



props and drops 



Props: 

+ Fountains being turned on 

+ Grainger! 

+ Pirates of the Carribean 

+ Guy on the red motorcycle 

+ Air Conditioning 

+ Little Hug variety juice drinks 

Drops: 

- $100 for a parking permit 

- Dry erase board erasers in Grainger 

- Automatic paper towel dispensers 

- Hcnic Dinner first day back 

- To the freshman that asked for their "crusts to be cut off 
their sandwich." 

- Internet being down 



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"It's a lot bigger and isn't as 
crowded." 

~ Marge, Sophmore 



"It looks like an actual resturant." 



~Daniien, Sophmore 



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"Its really dark and the fact that 
you can only get from one end of 
the SU to the other by walking 
through it is terrible," 

~ Leslie, junior 



"The color scheme is 
better... every thing has 

improved." 
~Zach, Senior 




PAGE 4 

GRAINGER cont'd p.l 

"The Ruffners, when they 
come on line, will also be a wire- 
less building," she added, "As will 
the new science building that will 
be under construction later this 
month." 

While architects endeavored to 
retain the feel of- the original 
building, incorporating five 
carved stone medallions salvaged 
from the old Grainger and main- 
taining the same basic width and 
depth, the improvements are 
obvious when viewed from top to 
bottom. 

"The new Grainger is about six 
and a half feet taller," said 
Longwood University Media 
Specialist Kent Booty, "Because 
of all the new mechanical equip- 
ment that had to be installed 



cont^d p. 1 



Moore adds: "So I just looked at 
the lead network engineer and told 
him to cut them from the network 
and walked out of the room. 

"Then we realized that we were 
having registration on Friday and 
you can't register your students if 
you don't have the network up. So 
wc put together a triage team, and 
I took any personnel in this build- 
ing that was not doing mission crit- 
ical stuff and armed them with 
CDs, and we went out and slowly 
did every PC. 

"There was one point on 
Thursday when I was updating 
eigjht PCs all at once, running up 
and dovm the hallways as daey were 
scanning," he added. 

Any virus problems in the com- 
puter labs' were fixed using a clone 
prc^am, but classroom computers 
had to be cleaned and- updated by 
hand, according to Moore. 

Once the University computers 
were fixed, the IT s^ff had to 
worry about re-infection from 
incoming student computers. 

"Ninety percent of them were 
infected with either SoBig or the 
worm or did not have their OS 
updated," said Moore. "We figured 
that when all 4,100 laptops finally 
arrived on Sunday 3,600 of them 
were goir^ to be re-contaminating " 
the network." 

An IT engineer re-scripted the 
network registration page so that it 
redirects students to a site diat 
scans for viral infections and then 
turned the student system off until 
eigjbt a.m. Monday morning,' so 
there would be a M staff to mon- 



between each floor." 

The new building contains 12 
classrooms, a state-of-the-art 
computer classroom and language 
lab and offices for 33 faculty 
members. 

"The original Grainger housed 
the library, the infirmary' and the 
training school in addition to 
classrooms and dorm rooms," 
said Booty. "It was named in 1967 
for Dr. James Moses Grainger, 
who taught English at Longwood 
from 1908 to 1950, chaired the 
English Department for all but 
his first two years and was co- 
founder of the Virginia 
Association of Teachers of 
EngHsh." 

Although open to students for 
the first time last Monday, faculty 
have been busy getting the build- 
ing ready for the fall semester 

itof any problems, 

"Stiidents will not be able to ren- 
ter for the network if they are infect- 
ed with Blaster or SoBi^" said Moore. 
"Instead they will be sent to a site to 
have their computer cleaned 

"If die computers are cleaned and 
they are still having problems they 
heed to contact their RTA's and if the 
RTA can't de^ with it they will be 
referred to a computer repair center. 

"If you are getting a This Page 
Can Not Be Displayed' message it is 
beausc too many people are hitting 
the server," he added. "We can only 
have about 10 ISP addresses hit die 
server at the same dme so its going to 
be a three or four day pnxess to get 
the students up and running" 

Moore hopes that the recent prob- 
lems will help to educate both stu- 
dents and faculty on the importance 
of up-to-date virus software and 
operating Systems. 

"When the dust setdes after 
September 10, we are going to do a 
massive re-education of the faculty 
and staff on how to do stuff like 
this," explained Moore. "Students 
need to make sure that they are doing 
an auto update during a time that 
their machine is on and tiiey need to 
do it daily, Monday darough Friday, at 
least until September 20." 

"I don't care what anti-virus soft- 
ware they use, but use someriiing and 
keep it up to date," he added. 

The odier key thing, according to 
Moore it to use Windows Update to 
make sure that operating systems 
have aU of the/ current patches 
installed. 

"If they could do those two things 
we would have no problems on cam- 
pus." 



News 



throughout the month of August. 

"They began moving in their 
furniture August 4, and began 
occupying their offices the fol- 
lowing week," said Booty. 

"I don't think there is anything 
bitter about coming back to the 
new Grainger," said Professor of 
French, McRae Amoss. "Certainly 
the period of fire and the loss of 
our building and our offices is not 
something that people are going 
to forget, but that just makes the 
staff even gladder to be back." 

The original building, which 
dated to 1903, was demolished in 
the fall of 2001 due. to extensive 
water and smoke damage sus- 
tained during the massive 
Ruffner's fire in the 2001 spring 
semester. 

"The fire damage was so exten- 
sive that investigators, while rul- 



ing out arson, say the cause may 
never be determined," Booty said. 
"The fire destroyed the Ruffner 
complex, which at the time was 
undergoing a $12 million renova- 
tion that was about eight percent 
complete. 

"About 175 firefighters from 
13 companies fought the fire," he 
added. 

English Construction, the same 
company that just finished 
Grainger, is currendy reconstruct- 
ing the Rufftier complex. 

"The 83,143-square foot build- 
ing, which will also look identical 
to its predecessor, will house four 
academic departments, the 
provost, the office of Academic 
Affairs, and the dean of the 
College of arts and Sciences," said 
Booty. "Work began last 
December and is due to be fin- 



August 28, 2003 

ished in January 2005." 

The entire project, including 
Grainger, is expected to cost 
sHghdy more than $22,000,000, 
according to Longwood 
University's Office of Public 
Relations. 

Construction costs for the new 
Grainger, including furnishings, 
totaled $5.5 million, another big 
difference from the original build- 
ing, which, including equipment, 
only cost $27,500. 

Despite the hefty price tag the 
new Grainger symbolizes the 
future of Longwood University. 

"The Great Fire of 2001 was 
truly a devastating time in 
Longwood's history, but the new 
buildings rising from the ashes 
will, like, the Phoenix, allow us to 
soar into the future," Cormier 
said. 





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Features 



PAGES 



Catck tke Spirit: Longwood's Very Own Key Master 



Public Relations 



In addition to our fantastic students, the 
spirit of Longivood University is reflect- 
ed in our faculty and stciff. Each mem- 
ber of this educational institution is 
deeply committed to the well-being and 
achievement of every student. The 
Rotunda will be printing a Catch the 
Spirit column during the upcomingyear. 
This column is designed to^ve students 
insight to the faculty and stt^ who sur- 
round them. If you have input for this 
column, please send it to Jennifer Wall 
atjwall@,lonffvood.edu. 

The "Key Master," as Pinkey 
Baldwin is often referred to, is the 
man you want to have around 
when your key is impossible to 
find. With over 5,000 keyed locks 
on the Longwood campus, the 
"Key Master" is essential and 
always busy. 

"When I first started, working 
with locks here at Longwood, 
there were endless keys and it was 
very complicated. About twenty 



years ago, we went to a unified 
system that allowed master keys 
and interchangeable cores. 
Thanks to this system, I can do 
more in less time," stated Pinkey 

With interchangeable cores, 
which he builds in die facilities 
plant, locks can be repaired, 
replaced, or changed 
with lower cost to the 
University 

There are 28 pin seg- 
ments in seven barrels \t <^ 
within a lock core. A 
locksmith must know 
the correct order to put 
the pin segments in 
each barrel in order to rebuild a 
lock. 

"Locks are like anything 
mechanical; it's ongoing mainte- 
nance. What works today may 
not work tomorrow, but it can get 
fixed," said Pinkey! 

What if a student loses a key? 
Pinkey explained, "Students must 
report lost keys to their REC who 
will then notify me. We will 



replace keys, however, if we feel 
there is a security risk, such as a 
stolen key, we will change the lock 
core. 

Unhappily for students, there is 
a $50 cost for a core change and 
two keys and a charge of $10 for 
each additional key." 




I V E R S I T 

Catch the Spirit 

For 33 years Pinkey has walked 
to work, back home for lunch, 
back to work and back home at 
the end of the day, approximately 
four miles a day. Rain, snow, heat, 
cold, etc-nothing stops him. He 
loves his home, his job, and walk- 
ing so he combines them with 
determination. 

"Pinkey Baldwin is one extraor- 
dinary man, often pulled in many 



MuT 



directions, Pinkey is always 
upbeat and helpfiil. His dedica- 
tion to Longwood and to com- 
munity service is an example to 
us all. I only have one problem- 
many of my students and even 
my wife have confiised the two of 
us! Students have actually apolo- 
gized to Pinkey for miss- 
ing my class," stated 
Wayne McWee, acting 
dean of the College of 
Y Business & Economics. 
Dr. McWee has known 
J^_ Pinkey for 20 years, both 
on campus and on the 
littie league fields. "If I 
have to be confiised with anyone, 
I am glad it is Pinkey I respect 
him tremendously" When asked 
about his life outside Longwood, 
Pinkey says, "Worsham Baptist is 
my hobby. We have great wor- 
ship and fellowship and I invite 
any student to come join our 
service. Just telephone me to 
arrange a ride." Baldwin also vol- 
unteered for the rescue squad for 



over 1 5 years and encourages stu- 
dents to get involved in some sort 
of community service. Pinkey 
and his wife, Brenda, have two 
sons, John and Pinkey Byrd 
Baldwin III, better known as Pee 
Wee. Pee Wee is an administrative 
program specialist in the mail 
department at Longwood. 
"Longwood has changed a lot, but 
we continue to have some of the 
best people working here. I am 
especially proud of the people in 
die facilities department. They 
are dedicated to their job/trade 
and produce quality work day-in 
and day-out." concluded Baldwin. 

Upcomif^ events: 

Monday, September 8 at 1 p.m. 
Topping off Ceremony of the Rotunda 
Dome skeleton framework atop Main 
Ruffner. 

Thursday, September 11 at 10 a.m. 
Unveiling of the Longvood University his- 
torical highway marker at the comer of 
Main and Redford streets. 



IJ IWO 



Cents 



Willard A. Vaughn 

Opinion Editor 



Well before we knew what hit us, 
a new semester was upon us full 
of delightful opportunities, a 
brand new world of learning and 
education, and the chance to 
meet and greet some of the great- 
est people on earth. 

Yeah right. A new year is upon 
us and so I would like to take this 
opportimity to introduce myself 
My name is Willard and I will be 
writing this feature that will 
showcase all of the questions 
about love, sex, relationships, 
friendships, and the mysterious 
opposite sex that all of you have 
been dying to ask for your entire 
lives but were afraid to do so. 

This article was written last 
year by die great Adcock who has 
since graduated and moved on to 
bigger and better things. So I 
decided to pick up the torch (and 
the burden) and carry it with me 
for the next year. 

I don't pretend to have all the 
answers, nor do I claim to be an 
expert on human relations, but I 



will do my best with the experi- 
ence and education that I have to 
help you out. 

But enough of that introduc- 
tion stuff, let's get on to the ques- 
tion. 

Dear Willard: 

I was at a party last weekend and 
some girl came up to me and started 
talking and stuff. One thing led to 
another and we ended up having hot 
monkey sex alt" over my living room, 
kitchen, and bedroom. It was great. 

Anyway, the next day I wake up to 
a note on my pillow saying "thanks" 
with her phone number on it. I call her 
a couple of dcrys later and she says that 
her parents are in town and she wanted 
me to meet them. 

So Willard, what do I do? 
Obviously one night of drunken pas- 
sion does not equal a relationship that 
qualifies meeting her parents, but then 
again, I don't want to be rude and blow 
her off. 

Sincerely, 

Too much fun 

Well, Too Much Fun, I must 
applaud you for not being the 
type of person to just blow some- 



one off, especially someone that 
obviously has relationship and 
intimacy issues. 

I would make sure that she 
understood what went on 
between you and what it meant to 
both of you. It may be that Wen 
though large amounts of booze 
were influencing her decision 
making abilities, she was still look- 
ing for love in all the wrong 
places. 

If talking, to her doesn't work, 
it may be in your best interest to 
run as far away from this girl as 
humanly possible. Like I said, she 
obviously has issues that you 
don't want to deal with, and you 
shouldn't have to. Try to let her 
down gendy, but if she's not hav- 
ing that, be a dick. 

If any of you have any ques- 
tions or comments, feel free to 
send them to rotunda@long- 
wood.edu with "Willard" as your- 
subject. Don't be sfcaj;pd, I won't 
use your real name. Always 
remember to be carefiil with each 
other's hearts; the next one that 
breaks might be yours. 



The Office of Leadership 

and New Student 

Programs and 

Orientation Leaders and 

the members of S.E.A.L 

welcome the 

Class of 2007 

We hope that you have 
enjoyed Preview, the New 

Lancer Days, and 
challenge you to continue 
spreading new inspiration 

and Longwood Lancer 
spirit across our campus! 



Page 6 



Calendar 



August 29- September 4, 2003 



^ 29 



Men's Soccer 

@Tusculum (Tenn.) 
5 p.m. 



LP Movie 

MatrixBjdoaded 

ABC Rooms 

7:30 p.m. 



Blu Sanders 

Cafe 
10 p.m. 



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Men's Soccer 

@Tusculum (Tenn.) 
3 p.m. 



Women's Soccer 

@Elon (N.C.) 
4 p.m. 



Field Hockey 

@Georgetown (D.C.) 
12 p.m. 



V*Qi 



31 



Field Hockey 

@American (D.C.) 
2 p.m. 




^^ 



Rotunda Meeting 

Student Union (across 

from the Post Office) 

7:30 p.m. 



Labor Da>t!n 
N€ $€ti€€L 



> 



\'^ 



SGA Meeting 

Lankford ABC Rooms 
3:45 p.m. 




Men's Soccer 

vs. Elon (N.C.) 
7 p.m. 



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\ 



Hypnotist 

Tom Deluca 

Jarman 
7 & 9:30 p.m. 



Women's Soccer 

@Campbell (N.C.) 
7 p.m. 




Just for Seniors 

Career Center 
4-5 p.m. 



Resume and Cover 
Utter Writing 

Career Center 
7-8 p.m. 



Interviewing Workshops 



Career Center 
4-5 p.m. 



Volunteer Orientation 

Career Center 
6-6:30 p.m. 



How to Prepare 
for a Job Fair 

Career Center 
7-8 p.m. 



* t t It 



August 28, 2003 



Style 



Foottall Jerseys Aren't Just lor Fans Tongueji ch«ek 



PAGE? 



By Ellie Woodruff 



L/-tt'7RE 



Most college undergrads weren't 
even born when the United States 
Football League existed for three 
seasons during the mid-1980s. 

But, thanks to the retro trend, 
teams like the Oakland Invaders, 
Pittsburgh Maulers, and Houston 
Gamblers live on, if only on t- 
shirts. 

"Clearly, most of our college 
customers have never heard of 
the USFL and could care less 
about some old football teams 
from 20 years ago," said Chris 
Anderson, whose five-year-old 
company. Classic Sports Logos, 
manufactures and markets t-shirts 
featuring the authentic logos of 
more than 250 now-defunct 
sports teams and leagues. 

"What's important to them is 



that no one else on campus has a 
shirt like it." 

When Anderson and his broth- 
er launched their website in 1 998, 
their target market was sports 
fans, primarily men, who remem- 
bered the old Wms. And while 
those customers still make up the 
bulk of their business, more 
recend)', they've seen a younger 
consumer - including many 
women - visiting the site. 

"This isn't about sports; it's 
about fashion," said Anderson. 

"A lot of the teams we carry 
from the 1970s had fiinky logos 
and names and very unique colors 
- orange and purple, mustard and 
brown, orange and light blue - 
that teams today would never 
use." 

Besides outiandish colors, cus- 
tomers are drawn to the obscurity 



and the genuineness of the teams, 
all of which actually existed, 
though in some cases for only 
short time. 

"These teams may not have 
played for long, but there's some- 
thing authentic about them. 
Something kind of innocent," 
said Anderson, whose \yarehouse 
is just two blocks from the cam- 
pus of Southern Methodist 
Universit}- in Dallas. 

"The Hawaii Volcanos may 
have only played for one season - 
in 1979 - but there's a mystique 
about them. The old Michigan 
Stags didn't even play a full season 
in 1974, but they bring us back to 
a different time, when it wasn't all 
about big money and TV con- 
tracts and shoe endorsements. 
People are looking for something 
real." 







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44ot(ysw)f)es 



Merks: "Wkere Families Come Together to Di 



by: Sam Wise-Ridges 



Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) 

Happy Birthday to all of our Virgo readers. If life has got you down, grow up. 

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) . 

He knows you dream about him naked. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) 

Stop laughing at Metamucil and Citrucel commercials because God will plug your butt, and laugh heartily at your con- 
stipation. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) 

The fire of your teachers will rain down on you if don't stop flatulating in class. Don't burn your britches. 

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) 

Your youth does not put you at a lower risk for brain cancer caused by cellular telephones. Detach those phones from 
your ears, FRESHMEN. 

Aquarius 0an.2O-Feb.l8) 

This is not a good year for education. Keep your bags packed. 

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) 

The weeks to come are looking much brighter for you than weeks passed- when pigs fly that is. Put on your wings, 
and head for the air-strip. 

Aries (Mar. 21-Aprill9) 

Check your ceiling tiles: you never know what former residents have left for you. You may find gold or a dead rat. 

Itaurus (April 20-May 20) 

Good things come to those who' wait... ° ^ 

Gemini (May 21-June20) 

Forget all your fears; drink more beers. 

Cancer Qune 21-July 22) 

If your dandruff is crawling... welcome to Longwood. You have caught more than the spirit. 

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) 

Is anyone monitoring the underground piss pot? Just think of all the possibilities for that garage. 



Huston' Daniels 

Style Ediitor 

Sick of eating "industrial 
strength" food found at 
McDonalds', Taco Hell, Wendy's, 
Burger King, and Kentucky Fried 
Chicken? 

Have you been one of the cus- 
tomers waiting for hours for the 
food at the new Applebees? 

If your appetite is growing 
bored with the usual student 
eateries in Farmville or if your 
pockets are going broke, you 
should give Merk's a try. 

Many students are unaware 
that this small, family owned 
restaurant even exists. Located 



me 



just outside of town, one mile 
past Charlie's on Main Street 
toward Cumberland, the menu at 
Merk's is fiill of home-cookin' 
that will surely feed your fancy, no 
matter what it is. 

With everything from subs, 
sandwiches, and pizza to steaks, 
quesadillas, and home baked 
desserts, all of which are afford- 
ably priced, there is plenty to 
choose from for even the pickiest 
of taste buds. 

Open from 6-10 Monday 
through Thursday, till 11 on 
Fridays, and from 7-11 on 
Saturdays, you should stop in 
sometime and give Merk's a tiy. 



Getting Married? Need a Wedding 
Dress? Beautiful, brand new, size 
6. $600 value. Bargain at $150. If 
interested call Dawn @ 391-3413 



Spring Break 2004- Travel with STS, 
America's #1 Student Tour Operator to 
Jamaica, Cancun, Acapuico, Bahamas 
and Florida. Now hiring on-campus reps. 
Call for group discounts: 
Information/Reservations 1-800-648- 
4849 or www.ststravel.com. 






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PAGES 



Storts 






August 28, 2003 



Women s Soccer Gets Readv) for Division I 



* Lauren Cooper 

Asst. Sports Information Director 

Longwood University will enter 
its 2003 women's soccer cam- 
paign with a talented and experi- 
enced roster under the guidance 
of lOth-year head coach Todd 
Dyer '93. 

The Lancers return six starters 
among 13 letter winners, and have 
added 10 newcomers as the pro- 
gram looks to post another suc- 
cessful season. 

Longwood will open this 
Saturday, August 30, on the road 
in North Carolina at NCAA 
Division I Southern Conference 
member Elon University. 

Longwood finished 15-3-1 a 
year ago, winning its first CVAC 
Tournament Championship. The 
Lancers, however, will compete as 
a Division II independent this fall 
as the institution begins its four- 
year transition toward Division I 
re-classification. 

"Winning the conference last 
fall was the culmination of a lot 
of hard work over the years by 
some very special people that 
finally paid off," said Dyer. 
. "Now our challenge is to lead 
the program to Division 1 status 
while maintaining the level of 
success that we all worked so hard 



to establish. I'm excited about 
this unique opportunity and I 
know we have the student-ath- 
letes to lead the way." 

Returning senior starters 
include forward Phoebe 
Munson/ Virginia Beach (13g, 
9a), and midfielder Gina Powell/ 
Bowie, Md. (6g). Munson, an 
All-Region selection last year, 
ranks second in career goals with 
39 and should surpass the 
school-record of 44 (Erin 
Hirschi, 1997-2000). 

"Our current seniors got to 
experience a championship last 
year as juniors, and I know they'll 
do everything posisible to make 
sure they leave the program with 
that same type of feehng," 
explained Dyer. 

Returning junior starters 
include keeper Lindsay Naill/ 
Alexandria (0.42gaa, .849sv%, 
12Sho), and midfielder Mikaela 
Bizer/Annandale (3g, 3a). Naill 
ranked fourth nationally in goals - 
against average (0.42) last year. 

"We have a team full of lead- 
ers and our juniors are no excep- 
tion," added Dyer. 

"I'm sure they'll help build the 
foundation to make us successful 
against Division I competition." 

Returning sophomore starters 
include midfielder Melissa 



Cary/Bristow (2a) and defender 
Tiffany Rice/Virginia Beach (2g, 
4a). 

"Our sophomore class was 
such an instrumental part of our 
success during their freshmen 
year," stated Dyer. 

"They will continue to be the 
cornerstone of our program's 




growth and success over the next 
several years." 

Other returning juniors 
include forward Christine Clay/ 
Amelia (4g, 2a), defender Laura 
Kilmartin /Virginia Beach (4a), 
midfielder Rachel Krekorian/ 
Virginia Beach (Ig), defender Stef 
Langton/LaPlata, Md. (Ig), and 
forward Sarah Mathis/ Richmond 
(3g,la). - 

Additional sophomores back 
are midfielders Amanda 
Guckian/Stafford (6g, la) and 
April Lockley/California, Md. 



Longwood s Sports Teams Goes Division I 



Lauren Cooper 

St. Sports Information Director 



Longwood University President 
Dr. Patricia Cormier recently 
received a letter from the NCAA 
stating that the organization's 
Division I Management Council 
Membership Subcommittee has 
approved the institution's move 
into the first year of a four-year 
provisional membership period 
toward Division I reclassification. 

Dr. Cormier had informed the 
NCAA last fall of Longwood's 
intention to reclassify its intercol- 
legiate athletic program to 
Division I as part of an overall 
strategic plan to raise the visibility 
and profile of the University. . 

As Dr. Cormier said recentit 
"We have made our first success- 
ftil step to Division I and this is a 
natural and logical move for 



Longwood. Our academic pro- 
file has been raised over the past 
few years and we believe that 
Division I status will enhance 
both our institutional image and 
our recruitment efforts. Our Stu- 
dent-athletes deserve to play at 
that level and we look forward to 
developing some great rivalries." 
During the upcoming year, 
Longwood must satisfy the fol- 
lowing requirements of the 
NCAA: compliance with all min- 
imum contests and participation 
requirements for sports"sponsor- 
ship as set forth in Bylaw 
20.9.3.3; submit a strategic plan 
based on feedback from the pre- 
vious plan; apply Division I legis- 
lation to the greatest extent pos- 
sible; participation at the NCAA 
Convention by the chief execu- 
tive officer, the director of ath- 
letics, the senior woman adminis- 
trator, the faculty athletics repre- 



sentative, and the compliance 
coordinator; attendance (by the 
same representatives mentioned 
previously) at an orientation ses- 
sion conducted by the national 
office related to the application of 
Division I legislation and issues 
impacting Division I; and submit 
an annual report and updated 
strategic plan by June 30, 2004 
based on feedback from the pre- 
vious year's annual report. 

"The receipt of this letter from 
the NCAA is just one more step 
in the evolution of the 
Longwood athletics program," 
commented Direttor of Athletics 
Rick Mazzuto. 

"It's also one more indication 
that we're handling reclassifica- 
tion the right way and are on 
schedule." Longwood University 
completed its NCAA-mandated 
one-year "exploratory period" 
during 2002-03. 



(Ig. 3a). 

The 10 newcomers include 
redshirt freshman Stacy Crites/ 
Manassas, along with true fresh- 
men Nicole Bossieux/ 
Mechanicsville, Kelsie 
Bradberry/ Richmond, Sarah 
Carter/ Fredericksburg, Tiffany* 
Crane /Virginia Beach, Anna 
Gravely/Virginia Beach, Carlyn 
Kubler/Union HaU, Whitney 
Slack/Leesburg, Heather Storrie/ 
Spring Grove, Pa., and Lexi 
Torrice/Richmond. 

"I'm very excited about this 
year's freshmen class," said Dyer. 

"It is a very deep class and we 
have added a great deal of skill 
and quickness with this group. 

Nearly half of this class earned 
either All-State or All-Metro hon- 
ors during their' senior high 
school seasons. They are "win- 
ners" at the club and high school 
level and this is a great asset in 



building a Division I soccer pro- 
gram." 

Longwood will play a 16-match 
schedule, highlighted by six 
Division I opponents. In addition 
to Elon, the Lancers will play 
Division I Big South Conference 
members liberty, VMI, and High 
Point; Adantic Sun Conference 
member Campbell; along with 
Howard of the Mid-Eastern 
Athletic Conference. 

Division II oppynents on the 
schedule include Francis Marion, 
Barton, Tusculum, Pfeiffer, 
Queens, Clayton College and 
State, Kennesaw State, and Lees- 
McRae. 

Rounding out the schedule are 
Division III in-state opponents 
Roanoke and Christopher 
Newport. Coach Dyer will once- 
again be assisted with the program 
, this year by fourth-year assistant 
coach Kayla Miller. 



New S 



Coacl: 



occer ^oacn 



Sam Clegg 

Guest Writer 



Dave Barrueta is Longwood's 
new head coach for the men's 
soccer team. Barrueta comes with 
an extensive list of strong creden- 
tials. 

His most recent coaching 
experience was at Division 1 
Mercer University in Macon, 
Georgia. He was formally the 
head coach of the men's club 
soccer team at Georgia Tech He 
was also an assistant men's soccer 
coach at Division I Yale 
University from 1996-97. 

Barrueta played collegiate soc- 
cer at Division I Rutgers 
University and Loyola (Md.) 
College, as well as a playing career 
in the professional ranks. He has 
played for the Maryland Boys 
(1997, APSL), Baltimore Boys 
(1993-96 USISL), as well as pro- 
fessionally for the New England 
Revolution (1996, MLS), and the 
Atianta Ruckus (1996, A league). 

Barrueta hopes to achieve suc- 
cess with the program by focus- 
ing on a dedicated training regi- 
men centered toward defense. 
He believes the Lancers can meet 
this goal even with their challeng- 
ing Division I schedule, by play- 




ing consistent and mistake-free 
soccer. Barrueta has gxine as far as 
,j:ecruiting international talent to 
integrate their quick game play 
both on and off the ball. He plans 
to integrate his new ideas in order 
to prepare his young talented 
squad to achieve success in the 
NCAA Division I ranks. 

"Integrity, honesty and fiercely 
competitive ... these are some of' 
the qualities- that come to mind 
when I think of Dave Barrueta. I 
played college ball with him for 
three years and enjoyed his friend- 
ship greatiy. He will be an asset to 
Longwood's current and future 
student-athletes," said Alexi Lalas, 
an MLS soccer player. 



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Volume 83, Number 2 



Looking for the Right Monkey Since 1920 



September 4, 2003 



Longwood Opens Year witk Largest Total Enrollment Ever 



Press Release 
— ^ — 

Longwood Universit)' opened the 
new school year on Monday, 
August 25 with 4,200 students, 
the largest undergraduate student 
body and total enrollment in its 
164-year history. 

An application increase of 9 
percent over last year and 24 per- 
cent over the 2001 applicant pool 



made the admissions process 
more competitive than in previ- 
ous years. 

Also adding to the competi- 
tion for the limited number of 
new student slots was the quality 
of the applicants. 

According to Bob Chonko, 
director of admissions, the aca- 
demic qualifications of the appli- 
cants were the "strongest in my 



17 years at the University. Only 
64percent of the applicants were 
offered admission." 

New to campus will be 890 
freshmen and 210 transfer stu- 
dents. SAT average scores for 
freshmen rose 12 points to 1085 
and the grade-point average rose 
to 3.3. 

The grade-point average for 
transfer students rose- to 3.1. 



Constmction Continvies, Nears Completion 




Liz Richards 

Bditor-In-Cbief 

With the opening of Grainger last week, and 
the completion of Brock Commons within 
sight, Brent Douglass, Director of Facilities 
Management, and the rest of his team are busy 
rebuilding die campus. 

Plans for the new science building were 
finalized last week, and it's projected to open 
in the spring of 2005: Brock Commons will 
be completed in November, with a grand 
unveiling ceremony scheduled for November 
8. 

The final touches are being made to the 



landscaping behind the Lankford Student 
Union, which saw a newly renovated cafe 
open to the students last week. Two of die 
next projects in line are die new recreation 
center and the new Theatre and 
Communications Studies building. 

The recreation center will be located on the 
side of the lower Frazer parking lot, construc- 
tion will begin in die fall of 2004, and it's pro- 
jected to open in the fall of 2005. The new 
Theatre and Communications Studies building 
will be located adjacent to Wygal and Bedford. 
Construction will begin in the fall of 2004, 
and it's expected to open in die fall of 2005. 



Tkriftxj Alternative ContriLutes to Communiti) 



Liz Richards 

Editor'In-Chief 

Madeline's House, Thrift Shop, 
located behind McDonald's, is 
the newest store to open in town. 

It's a consignment store which 
receives it's merchandise through 
donation, and sells it to the pub- 
lic "at a very reasonable price," 
according to the store manager, 
Linda Fox. 

All the proceeds from sales are 



given to Madeline's House, a 
shelter for battered women. The 
shelter provides 24 Hour 
Hotline, referrals to doctors, vic- 
tim support, and education 
through local schools. 

It services Amelia, Brunswick, 
Buckingham, Charlotte, 

Cumberland, Dinwiddle, Halifax, 
Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, 

Nottoway, Powhatan, and Prince 
Edward County, and runs solely 



on donations. ; 

Madeline's House Thrift Shop 
originally was an idea that Louisa 
Lackey, Manager of the 
Longwood Bookstore. As part 
of a group project for 
"Leadership Farmville," a com- 
munity involvement initiative, 
Lackey came up with the idea for 
the thrift store. 

See MADELINE p.4 



The new class of 2007 includes a 
2.8 percent increase in diversity 
and the highest number of new 
male students in Longwood his- 
tory, and 3.6 percent increase 
over last year's entering class. 

The new class represents 21 
states and Denmark. Longwood's 
newest major - Criminology and 
Criminal Justice - enrolled 33 
new students and is predicted to 



continue to be popular in" the 
future. 

The education programs also 
continue to be strong, both in 
interest and in the quality of. 
enrolled students; 194 new stu- 
dents are enrolled in liberal 
Studies for elementary and/or 
middle school education alone. 

See ENROLLMENT ^ 



S 



wappers Deware 






UWire and staff 

Arguments and itfontroversy 
have arisen recendy over what 
music industry officials are call- 
ing "piracy," involving Internet 
users downloading copyrighted 
materials by using peer-to-peer 
service provider. 

The activity, known as "file 
sharing," sparked by die 
Recording Industry Association 
of America (RIAA) to start gath- 
ering evidence against individu- 
als to prepare lawsuits against 
those who offer "substantial 
amounts" of copyrighted music 
online, raising the possibility of 
college students being sued by 
the industry. 



"For each occurrence of an 
illegal song on your PC that the 
RIAA finds you can be sued for 
$150,000," said Longwood 
Assistant Vice President of 
Information and Instructional 
Technology Services Frank 
Moore III. "I think if you ask the 
RIAA, the fact that you have an 
illegal song on your PC, even if 
you are not sharing it, is probably 
problematic." 

"The law is clear," said Cary 
Sherman, president and general 
counsel for the RIAA. "This 
activity is illegal, you are not 
anonymous when you do it, and 
engaging in it can have real con- 
sequences," 
See SWAPPERS p.4 




Photo by: NicA iims 

Read about Longwood's parking situation, 
and other fun parking facts on page 5. 



PAGE 2 



Editorial 



September 4, 2003 



Words From tlie Editor 




Wow, what 
a week. 
The first 
issue went 
out, a full 
week of 
classes is 
now over, 
and here 
we are at the second issue. 

Lately I've been trying to get 
myself into shape, and let me tell 
you...running is tough; I don't 
care what anyone says. 

I am a pretty avid exerciser, but 
over the summer I injured my 
ankle and had to stop running 
altogether. 

Recendy I've started to hit the 
pavement again, and I feel as if 
my body is screaming at me, 
"NO! STOP THIS TORTURE!" 



There are areas where I'll go 
running that have less incline 
than an anthill, yet I feel as if my 
heart is going to explode out of 
my chest, and that's after one lit- 
de mile! **■ 

It's almost niasochistic the way 
I'm treadng myself, but I did it 
today and I'll do it again tomor- 
row. 

After all, what's the use of sit- 
ting on my arse when I have some 
perfecdy functioning legs that can 
be used to get me moving? 

As lazy as I want to be, I feel 
like a million bucks after my daily 
run, even if it lasts just twentf 
minutes. 

In some ways I feel this way 
about school too. 

It's tough getting back in the 

swing of things, and classes are 

isl. -^ . 





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Staff Writer: Paula Nusbaum 

The Rotunda, the student newspaper at Longwood University, is pub 
lished weekly during die academic year (except holidays and exam peri- 
ods) and is printed in the offices of the Farmmlk Herald, Farmville, VA. 

All articles, advertisements, letters to the editor, and pictures must be 
received by nine. p.m. the Sunday prior to the next Thursday's publica- 
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on the published letter must request so in writing. All letters are subject 
to editing 

. The Ri>tunda is an equal opportunity volunteer organization and is 
looking for people who are interested in writing or layout. We current- 
ly have positions available and ask anyone who is interested to come to 
oyr meetings, Mondays at 7:30 p.m. , 



torture, but I still continue to go. 

It'll take a litde time, but I 
know that I'll be grateful that I 
got my stuff done. The fruits of 
my labor will taste especially 
sweet at the end of the year when 
I'll be able to walk across the 
stage and get my diploma. 

So tomorrow morning, after 
my two mile (if I'm lucky) run, I'll 
get a shower and drag my butt to 
class, with the mindset that every 
step is one closer to my own fin- 
ish line. 

Liz Richards 

Editor-in-Chief 



WRITE FOR 
THE KOTUNDAl 



Experienced or not, you can 
be a staff writer. 

Weet?ly meetings held in our 
office Monday's at 7:30 p.m. 



Email: Rotunda@longwood.edu 
Phone: 395-2120 



The Hitcliin Post 



Traditionally marriage is sup- 
posed to be a commitment 
for life. 

This means that two people 
put up with each other for the 
rest of their earthly existence. 

It's a pretty difficult and 
amazing thing when you think 
about it. 

And I have been recendy, 
with only two weeks to go 
until I agree to enter into an 
eternal bond. 

Over the past three years, 
my fiance and I have made it 
through some pretty difficult 
times in our relationship, and 
are confident that our love for 
one another is strong enough 
to make it for the long haul. 

We are certain of this 
because experience has taught 
us to avoid certain potentially 
relationship ending topics. 

It's a small list, but each 
topic packs the strength of 
the atomic bomb. 

Baseball is at the top. 

My family is from New 
York, and I like winners. My 
fiance, unfortunately, finds a 
strange romance in the per- 
petually under-achieving Red 
Sox. 

We each check the stand- 
ings on our own time (I try to 
hide my smirks) and the 
American pastime is never 
mentioned while we are in the 
same room. 



The second issue, we 
recendy discovered while reg- 
istering for gifts in Bed, Bath 
& Beyond, is dishes. 

It sounds weird, I know, but 
I have worked in restaurants 
for years and recognize the 
importance of a simple, large 
plate to accentuate the quali- 
ties of the food. 

My fiance likes mix and 
match china with hand painted 
cows and roosters. 

If I am serving steak I don't 
want my guests to finish their 
meal only to find the cheery 
visage of the animal they just 
ate staring up at them. 

We quickly added dishes to 
the list after realizing that, had 
the scanning guns been real 
the store would have to 
renamed - Bodies, Broken & 
Bloody. 

The dishes are just a part of 
the third item on our "Don't 
you go there list," - the wed- 
ding itself. 

See, I don't care what hap- 
pens on the day of the wed- 
ding as long as it ends with a 
ring on my finger and my new 
wife by my side. 

The problem is the conflict- 
ing visions of rr\y parents and 
my fiance, big extravaganza 
and small simple eloquence 
respectively. 

My only wish is that it be 
perfect for those that I love. 



But who is that? 

Is it my fiance with whom I 
will share my life with or my 
parents who gave birth to me 
and raised me to be who I am 
(and are also picking up a large 
chunk of the wedding bill)? 

Walking this tightrope I 
have gained a new understand- 
ing of what a wedding really is. 

■I had always assumed that it 
was just a ceremony and party 
celebrating a marriage. 
. It's not. 

It is in fact the final test, the 
rite of passage before entering 
into married life. 

I have had to fight (tooth, 
nail, and elbow at times) with 
my parents just to keep the 
wedding as small (ha!) as it 
currendy is. 

I have had to tell those that 
reared me, "No! This is my 
life, and this is how it wiU be 
Uved!" 

A wedding is the true con- 
clusion to childhood. 

You enter into it as a son or 
daughter, and leave as man 
and wife. 

Forever. 




NickEbnes 

Assistant Editor 



September 4, 2003 



Opinion 



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Tke Persecution of tke Greek Community 



Timothy Kiser * 

Vice-President, Alpha Sigma Phi 

A persecution is under way at 
our university. 

For numerous reasons, forces 
in the administration of this 
school seek to phase out the 
Greek Community to the point 
of eventual extinction. An anti- 
Greek sentiment has existed for 
several years now, propelled by 
stereotypes portrayed in the 
media and the actions of indi- 
viduals. 

Yet now the movement is dif- 
ferent. 

The Greek Community is 
responsible for decades of serv- 
ice to the school, in a multitude 
of forms. The fraternities and 
sororities of Longwood do end- 
less hours of work on campus, 
such as trash pick up, sponsor- 
ing of essential school events, 
attending guest speakers, and 
coundess other tasks. 

We, the fraternities and soror- 
ities, perform hours of service 
in all areas of the community, 
like adopt-a-highway or other 
individual organization charities. 

We also constitute a consider- 
able percentage of the patron- 
age for many of the businesses 
in the town of Farmville. 

The list of things we do for 
the school and the community is 
far too lengthy to expand on 
here. 

Suffice it to say that, despite 
our service and goodwill 
towards the school, it is not only 
unappreciated, but returned 'in 
the form of punishment. 

The school, through its 
actions and implications, has 
shown that the Greek 
Community is not wanted here 
at Longwood, at least not in any 
recognizable form. 

Members of all organiza- 
tions, both male and female, 
undergo ongoing sanctions, 
often based on ridiculous 
charges. 



Individuals in the universi- 
ty have an obvious agenda to, 
for lack of a better word, 
"persecute" the Greek 
Community. 

Their exact goal is 
unknown to all but them- 
selves. However, it is appar- 
ent that they want us steadily 
removed from the campus, 
and then steadily relocated out 
of the community. 

Chapter rooms that were 
once free are now being 
charged an annually increasing 
rent, which will reach an out- 
rageous sum in the next cou- 
ple of years. 

.They intend to quiedy relo- 
cate us to apartment complex- 
es far from campus as they 
continue to "phase us out" as 
organizations. 

They have allied themselves 
with the conservative officials 
of the town against their own 
loyally involved students. 

Now, organizations with a 
house cannot even have a 
party of legally aged guests of 
a reasonable amount. The 
police are quickly converging 
on any such house on false 
charges, and mercilessly 
charging the tenants with 
heavy fines and sanctions. 

One might ask, what hap- 
pened to the days when a 
police officer would come to 
your house and be reasonable, 
giving a warning and allowing 
the tenants to turn down the 
music, or have their designat- 
ed drivers commute people to 
their homes if it is time to 
leave? 

Apparendy, those days are 
gone. Apparendy, it is no 
longer within the confines of 
common sense to accept the 
fact diat 18 to 22 year olds (or 
the few of us a litde older 
than that) are human beings 
and want to have a good time 
in between the demands of 
college classes and commit- 



ments. 

Everyone of middle age or 
older who attended college par- 
tied and had fiin. If they say they 
didn't they're lying. And if they 
didn't then they have missed out. 

So, while the Greek 
Community constitutes a large 
percentage of the student body, 
and while the work we do and the 
time we give for the school is 
enormous, what do we get for 
this? 

We get a Greek Week and a piti- 
fvilly waning Greek Awards night. 

And besides that? 

Nothing. . 

The school does litde for us 
other then burden us with ever 
increasing financial obligations, 
even as they seek to remove us 
from the radically new 
"University" visibly rising from 
the ground around us. 

Furthermore, they aggressively 
punish us for what was once com- 
monplace, and seek constantiy to 
find ways to sanction us through 
their high and mighty J -board. 

Enough is enough. 

The members of our Greek 
Community have had enough of 
this hypocrisy. 

Speaking on behalf of my own 
fraternity, as well as involved 
members of other organizations, 
we have decided that we are tired 
of working so hard -for the broth- 
erhood and sisterhood we so 
deeply cherish only to have it sys- 
tematically worn away by political 
agendas. 

This is a declaration to anyone 
who wishes to dissolve our organ- 
izations. We will not tolerate it. 

In closing, I ask that any mem- 
ber of the administration, the 
community, the school body, or 
any other institution that has 
qualms, fears or bitterness 
towards the Greek Community to 
confront us on a diplomatic level. 
You will find that we are more 
than willing to discuss any misgiv- 
ings in a reasonable manner. 



props and drops 



Props: 

+ To the new Assistant Director for Commuter Life and 

Leased Properties. 

+ To the personnel in the Fmancial Aid Office. 

+ To sparkling personaUties. 

+ To folk music. 

+ To Professor Whores (sucking up has never been so 

much fun). 

Drops: 

- To enforcement of the 15mph speed limit (or having said 
speed Umit in the first place). 

- To tickets for parking in the correct space, parking decal 
and all. 

- To people who suds the fountains. 

- To the inability to upgrade dorms for personal air condi- 
tioning units; it's not that hard. 



Speak Oil t 

Wkat advice do ijou kave lor all tke 

iresk 



resnmenr 




"Have as much fun in the four 
years as you canjiave." 

-Matt Gillette, Senior 



"Don't loose sight of who you 
are. Get involved as much as you 
can but don't forget you're a stu- 
dent first." 

— Audra Long, Sophmore 





"Be stingy with who you trust 
until you know who you're dealing 
widi." 

-Lynsey Riddle, Sophmore 



"Find something you love: cit- 
izen leadership does not lend 
itself to involvement, however 
involvement lends itself to 
leadership of a greater kind." 

--Amy Whipple, ]unior 




■lABi^^aHUi^ 



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PAGE 4 



News 



September 4, 2003 



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Longwood Alum / Armi^ Lieutenant 
Colonel to Speak at Convocation 



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Troy Littles, a 1984 Longwood 
graduate who is a lieutenant 
colonel in the U.S. Army, will 
be the speaker for Convocation 
on Thursday, September 1 1 , at 
4 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium, 
which officially opens the aca- 
demic year. 

Litdes, an expert in the field 
of weapons of mass destruc- 
tion, is a veteran of Desert 
Shield/Desert Storm and other 
contingency/crisis operations 
in Afghanistan, Haiti and 
Somalia, and he has traveled 
extensively throughout the 
Middle East and Europe. 

He has received numerous 
awards and decorations, 
including the Bronze Star, 
Defense Meritorious Service 
Medal, Joint Service 

Commendation Medal, and 
Global War on Terrorism 
Service Medal. 

He is currently serving as the 
Command Force Protection 



Officer, NATO Headquarters, 
United Kingdom. Litties was in 
Longwood's Army ROTC pro- 
gram and was commissioned 
as an infantry officer after 
graduating with a B.S. in psy- 
chology. 

He is president of the 
African-American Alumni 
Special Interest Group, which 
organized and endowed the 
Dr. Edna Allen Scholarship, 
honoring a longtime sociaJ/* 
work professor and announced 
in July 2001. He and his wife, 
the former Karen Watson, a 
1 985 Longwood graduate, have 
two sons. Seniors and cappers 
should line up on Wheeler Mall 
at 3:15 p.m. 

A picnic on Lank ford Mall 
($5 for faculty and staff) will 
follow Convocation. 

Longwood's Convocation fea- 
tures the longtime custom of 
seniors being capped with col- 
orfully decorated mbrtair- 
boards prepared by their "big 
sisters^' and "big brothers." 



iNU confd p.t 

Shermm md du: RIAA is seddi^ all 
persons distribuiii^ latge anounts of 
copyr^tal matraiai 

"Docs that iiidwle coB^e students," 
he asked. "Sure." 

"One RTA reported that everyone is 
file sharing in Ffazcr," said Mcx>re. "^e 
have never received a sul^jocna (torn 
die RIAA, but I have made die president 
aware diat it is goii^ to hqjpen eventu- 
ally. We are just waiting for die first one." 

The RIAA has issued about 1,0(W 
subpoenas to undersides around die 
United States, seeking die names of stu- 
dents partidpating m file shaiing. 

In April die company sued four col- 
lege students for file sharing on collie 
networks. 

The suits were filed out of court, 
with the sttKlent agreeing to pay 
between $12,000 and $17,000 to die 
music industry over die next several 
years. 

"And you diink student loans are 
expensive," said Moore. 

He added diat diere is a plan of 
action lined out, should die school be 
subpoenaed to release information a stu- 
dent for file sharii^ 

"The first diing I'll do is call die 
Attorney General of the 
Commonwealth of Vir^nia," he 
explained. "Then Iwill contaa die chief 



ENROLLMENT cont'd p.l 



■s*^-^- 



The College of Business and 
Economics welcomes 178 new 
students. - - ' 

Dr. Patricia Cormier, presi- 
dent, noted that the University's 
planned growth is progressing 
at a rate to not overcrowd the 
residential and academic facili- 
ties. 

The reopening of Grainger 
Hall has provided needed aca- 
demic space in a high-tech, 
state-of-the-art educational 
facility 

As Dr. Cormier stated during 
the recent dedication, "This 
building is unique on 
LongwoocTs campus, and one 
of Only a few in the nation that 
is totally wireless. In Grainger, 
students do not need to physi- 
cally connect their laptops to 
data ports to access the 
Internet. Students can walk 
around this beautiful new build- 
ing while they surf the web.". 

Work is also well underway 
on a reconstructioii of Ruffner 
Hall and the signature Rotunda 
that was destroyed in a fire in 
200L 



Future campus construction 
and , re-constructiotir will meet 
the needs of '|»r6jected future 
enrollments. Brock Commons, a 
beautifully landscaped central 
promenade that will transform 
and unify the campus, will be 
completed in November. 

Elsewhere, ground was bro- 
ken over the summer on a new 
science building that will be one 
of the best undergraduate sci- 
ence facilities in the state and a 
new student center is in the 
planning stages. 

According to Dr. Cormier, 
"These new facilities will pro- 
vide our faculty and students 
•with the very best technological 
infrastructure so necessary in 
the 21st century." 

This year, Longwood begins a 
four-year reclassification process 
in its move to NCAA Division I. 
.According to Rick, Mazzuto, 
director of athletics, the move to 
Division I will provide benefits 
to both fans, students, and stu- 
dent-athletesr "Fans should 
expect that recruiting networks 
for sport teams will cast a wider 
net both domestically and 
abroad. The core of student- 



athletes will continue to come 
froni the Comrtionwealth but 
^ expect a greater diversity of stu- 
dent-athletes to enroll at the 
University." 

Recent additions to the town 
are also having a positive impact 
on the University. 

The new apartment complex- 
es and restaurants have made 
Farmville more appealing to tra- 
ditional-aged college students. 

A significant increase in the 
number of visitors to the 
admissions office this summer 
indicates that future students 
are becoming more aware of all 
that Longwood and Farmville 
can offer and that the growth 
will benefit both the town and 
the University. Longwood 
begins the new academic year 
with some additional good 
news from U.S. News '(& World 
Report. 

For the sixth year in a row, 
Longwood is ranked as one of 
the top public universities in the 
Soudi in the new 2004 L/. J. 
News <& World Report Best 
Colleges Survey: #10 in the cat- 
egory "Top Public Southern 
Universities - Master's." 



" offica, ifld dttfi die net- 
work security administrator." 

He explained diat in addition to die 
legal issues file shadi^ can cause serious 
ftfoUems for the opeiaoon of die uni- 
versity's n«worii. 

"It got to a point a year and a half ago 
where we couldn't even upbad payroll to 
Richmond because die students were 
do^g all of die bandwiddi," said 
Moore. "A couple of years ago I had the 
network administrator rtm into my office 
saying die network in die CoUonades 
kept collapsing. A student had down- 
loaded a crystal dear copy of "Iron 
Monkey" and 200 people were trying to 
copy the file at die same time. 

"That was the first instance where we 
knew diere was going to be problems," 
he added. 

Moore said Longwood was trying to 
reduce file sharing tiirough education 
prc^rams and a new technology called 
Packetar 

"It looks at die packets of data going 
across the network to see If diey stt 
MPSs," he said "We are dirotding back 
the speed of the huge DS3 pipeline 
down to next to nodiing for diese 
MP3s." 

He added diat Longwood also uses a 
service called NETPD which notifies die 
University if smdents have illegal files oil 
their computa^. 



MADELINE cont'd p.l 

Not long after her presenta- 
tion of the idea, were plans in 
the works to open an actual 
thrift store in town to benefit a 
local charity. 

Madeline's House Thrift 
Shop showcases items like fur- 
*niture, clothing, they even have 
hospital beds. All items are 
sorted and sanitized, and what 
is sellable is what gets put on 
display. 

"We have had such a terrific 
turnout," said Fox. She attrib- 
utes the influx of sales to good 
word of mouth, the low prices, 
and faith. "I really believe God 
has called \ipon me to do this 
job, and I think my faith has 
had a lot to do with why I got 
this job," said Fox. 

With specials like "brown- 
bag sales," which customers 
can fill a paper grocery bag 
with clothes and take it home 
for five dollars, or complete 
bed sets for seventy five dol- 
lars. Fox believes the store will 
continue to have good busi- 
ness. 

"For information on how to 
donate to Madeline's House 
■Thrift Shop,. 0^395-1255. 



wm 



Lon£iuooc[ University 
Office of Mutticutturd affairs " 



' invites you to the 
Hispanic/Latino Awareness CeUSration 

ufith 

0\{ichet Zajur, Jounder/Tresident and CEO, 
Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 

"Ihe %apid Population Qroivth and 
Marli^t of jHispanics in Virginia 

September IS, 2003 @ 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm 
Wygaf Auditorium 

Sponsor: 
Assistant Professor Mitchett Adrian, of Management and 
'Business & 'Economics, 
' CoCUge of 'Business 

'R^ption to ^FoCtow 



September 4, 2003 



Neips 



PAGES 



Tke Longwood Parking Situation: Going From Bad to W 



orse 



Liz Richards 

Editor-in-Chief 

Parking pass fees are the highest 
they have ever been, the enroll- 
ment rate seems greater than 
the numfeer of parking spots 
available, and with all of the 
construction, the number of 
parking spots has dwindled. 

"I guarantee that the top 
complaint at most schools is 
their parking situation. 
Longwood isn't the only univer- 
sity with a parking problem. 

We are doing our best to 
accommodate everyone, but it's 
hard to do that widi all of the 
construction," said Laura Rice, 
Parking Services Manager. 

The recent jump in parking 
decal prices is a result of the 
construction of the parking 
deck. "The underground (park- 
ing] deck isn't funded by the 
Brock Commons grant money. 
Longwood has to fund that 
jQurselves. 

We know that enrollmeht is 
rising, and more students are 
coming here, so we need to 
open up more areas for them 
[students] to park," said Rice. 



Once the parking deck is fin- 
ished, the Faculty and Staff park- 
ing lot behind Wheeler 
Residence Hall, as well as the 
Faculty and Staff spots on 
Franklin and Madison, will 
become commuter. 

There is a possibility that the 
prices will rise again, this 
depends on if the school wants 
to continue building more park- 
ing lots. 

When the new recreation 
facility is built, it going up over 
the lower Frazer lot, which 
means Longwood loses over one 
hundred commuter spots," said 
Rice. "I'm not really sure where 
we are going to continue build- 
ing these lots for the students 
because there is an issue of space 
on this campus. There isn't a lot. 
Unless we start buying out some 
of the residential properties on 
and aroi^nd campus, there will be 
no places for the students to 
park." 

Currently, all parking spots 

become open to the public from 

7 p.m. to 7a.m. the next morning. 

"Many stijdents think they can 

park whertver they want after 5 



p.m. So, what we [campus police] 
are doing is issuing warning; tick- 
ets to all vehicles parked in the 
wrong spots. On September 
15th, we will start issuing actual 
parking tickets, but for now the 
students will fust get a warning," 
said Rice. 

The current issue tiiat Rice is 
dealing with is the opening of 
Grainger, and tiie lack of faculty 
parking located near it. 

"I am always at loose ends with 
the students, but now the faculty 
that teaches in Grainger aren't 
happy because there is not a lot 
of space for them to park on that 
end of campus. We aren't going 
to mess with High street because 
it's so historical, but one option 
we have is to get rid of the bicen- 
tennial park that is right across 
die street from Grainger," said 
Rice. 

Once tip of advice from Rice 
for students parking on campus, 
"don't let anyone borrow your 
car. You don't know where they 
are going to park it, and you will 
end up having to pay die ticket, 
or the fee to get it out of the 
impound after it's been towed." 



ParKinq Soaces C assification 


P0Qals l$?M?d 


{as of September 2002) 




506 


Commuter 


935 


560 


Jr/Sr 


486 


505 


Fac/Staff 


562 


336 


Sophmore 


480 


45 


Freshman 

Npn-Oepal Spaoe^s 


33 


33 


Loading 




28 


Visitor 




39 


Handicap 




Total spaces: 


2.052 





Total decals sold: 2,496 

When the garage Is opened, It will create 146 
new spaces for faculty and staff, but only open 
up 70 more spaces for only commuter students. 



Other Colleges and Their Parking Fees: 
VA Tech r $58/year 
UVA - $88-$248/year 
Radford - $50/year 
J/Villiam & Mary - $135/year 
VGU - $105-$140/year 



A Little Blu to Make You Happij 

Sin^er/Son^wriiet Blu Sanders kicks oli Lancer 
Productions Concert Series in Lancer Cafe 



Amy Whipple 

' Assistant Editor 

Last Friday, LU students had an 
opportunity to participate in an 
acitivity that included music, 
friends, and, yes, even beer. 

Sometimes known as Lancerts, 
Cafe Nights offer an alternative 
to the normal weekend scene. 
Lancer Productions is in charge 
of a series of Friday night con- 
certs, at times when students usu- 
ally party 

"I think it's awesome having 
music in die cafe. It gives people 
an alternative to partying," said 
sophomore Angela Francis. 

Francis is not alone; many 
attendees concured with her 
statement. Director . of the 
Student Union and Activities, 
Susan Sullivan, highly encourages 
students to join those who went 
to the first performance. 
"The new addition to the cafe 



provides a great atmosphere," 
said Sullivan. 

The first of these performers 
was Blu Sanders, a singer/ song- 
writer, who hailed all the way 
from Texas. 

Sanders and his acoustic/elec- 
tric guitar tour the country, play- 
ing mostiy on college carnpuses, 
but not entirely 

He says there's something to' 
playing alone in small gigs, as it 
lends to the starving artist atmos- 
phere of his life, which, in turns, . 
adds to' his song. 

"Something is lost when you 
get old and rich," said Sanders. "I 
enjoy that die fire, the spark, of 
being young is still there." 

Sanders enjoys this type of life 
.because it also affords him the 
opportunit}' to see things he 
never would otherwise. 

"Life Farmville? I would never 
go there," said Sanders. "I mean, 




Sanders plays his set in 
Lancer Cafe. 

what die hell is^that?" 

Sanders's music is reminiscent 
of early James Taylor and also of 
some Van Morrison, which 
Sanders deems "required listen- 
ing." His singing is passionate, yet 
fluid. His guitar work is simple, 
but strong, which shows off his 
poetic lyrics. 

"Keep concerts on campus, 
and take the time to attend," said 
freshman Sarah Gayle. "If you 
didn't see Blue, you missed a real- 
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Men's Soccer 

@VMI 
4 p.m. 

Interest Meeting 

Gyre, Longwood's 

Literary Magazine 

Amelia Room 

5:30 p.m. 

LP Movie 

Bruce PAmx^nty 

ABC Rooms 

7:30 p.m. 

Jennifer Marie 

Singer/Pianist 

Cafe 

10 p.m. 



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S6A Meeting 

Lankford ABC Rpoms 
3:45 p.m. 



How to Prepare 
for a Job Fair 

Career Center 
5-6 p.m. 



Interviewing Workshop 

Career Center 
7'8p.m. 



Comedian 

Eric O'Shea 

Lankford Ballroom 

8 p.m. 



Field Hockey 

vs. Virginia-Wesleyan 
1 p.m. 




Men's Soccer 

@North'Carolina Pembroke 
7 p.m. 



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Women's Soccer 

@Francis Marion (S.C.) 
4 p.m. 



Just for Seniors 

Career Center 
5-6 p.m. 



.Field Hockey 

©Virginia 
7 p.m. 



Resume and Cover 
Letter Writing 

Career Center 
7-8 p.m. 



Volunteer Orientation 

Career Center 
3-3:30 p.m. 

Resume and Cover 
Letter Writing 

Career Center 
4-5 p.m. 

Rotunda Meeting 

Student Union (across from 

the Post Office) 

7:30 p.m. 



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Jarman 

4 p.m. 

Involvement/ 
Volunteer Fair 

Lankford Mall 

5 p.m. 

Unity Alliance 

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Features 



PAGE? 



Mij Two Cents: Wliy Relationships? 



Willard A. Vaughn 

Opinion Editor 

Here it is another week and 
already I want to graduate. It's too 
bad that they won't just give me a 
degree for showing up. Hey, it's 
my senior year, I deserve a break. 

Yeah right. 

Anyway, before I get into the 
questions, several of you wanted 
clarification as to what exacdy 
constitutes "hot monkey sex". 

Contrary to what you may be 
thinking, it does not involve mon- 
keys. Hot monkey sex is sexual 
intercourse that is hard, fast, and 
rough, and usually occurs in sever- 
al different locations and in sevet^ 
al different positions during the 
course of the activity. 

Additionally, hot monkey sex 
skips the awkward foreplay and 
'getting to know you' stages of the 
process and goes straight to the 
copulation stage. This is why I 
highly recommend hot monkey 
sex to anyone. 

However, there is some degree 
of danger involved in hot monkey 
sex. First of all, you have to be 
physically fit and flexible enough 
to perform at the optimum level 



of hot monkey sex. 

Second, it is wise to pick a part- 
ner for hot monkey sex that you 
can easily pick up and move as 
need be. 

There is nothing more embar- 
rassing than engaging in hot mon- 
key sex and attempting to move 
from one area to the other and 
realizing that this is not possible. 
(FYI: If it is not possible to move 
your parmer around the room, 
then what you are doing is just 
having sex, not monkey sex.) 

Finally, when picking areas to 
engage in the hot monkey sex, 
make sure that the surface which 
you choose is stable enough to 
support you and your parmer in 
whatever position you end up. 

For example, a glass table 
would be a very bad idea, but a 
kitchen countertop, on the other 
hand, would be a very good idea. 

Now here is the question of the 
week: 

Dear Willard: 

Whji is it that girls always want a 
relationship? Can't they just be satisfied 
with what the^ get? 

Sincerely, 

I know nothing about the opposite 
gender. 



Well, I know nothing, I will 
attempt to answer this as concisely 
as possible. But be aware that there 
have been thousands of books 
written on this topic so I could go 
on for days and days. \ 

All humans have a need to 
belong. This could mean anything 
from joining an organization on 
campus to wanting to be in a rela- 
tionship. A relationship, meaning 
going out with someone on a reg- 
ular basis exclusively^ creates a dif- 
ferent paradigm of belonging all 
by themselves. 

People, particularly women 
want to feel wanted. By putting 



them into a simarion where you 
are being romantic with them and 
all the things that go along with 
that, but yet you don't want to be 
in an exclusive relationship with 
them, confuses them. Then they 
start wondering what is wrong 
with them, and it just turns ugly 
from then on. 

Coincidentally, guys also think 
like. this to some degree, but usu- 
ally don't express it for various 
reasons 

Basically what I am saying is 
that people at this...4tage in their 
life want to believe that what they 
are doing is going somewhere. My 



best advise to you is to examine 
what you want out of the relation- 
ship and go from there. If you just 
want to be friends, then just be 
friends. If you want more, discuss 
that with her. If you don't want 
either, make sure you have a reason 
why You don't want to blow 
something off and then regret it 
later. 

As always if you have a question 
about love, relationships, sex, 
and/or the opposite gender, feel 
free to send them to 
rotunda@longwood.edu. 
Remember to be kind to each 
other's hearts; the next one that 
^^breaks might be your own. 



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by Sam Wise-Ridges 



September 4, 2003 



Virgo (Aug. 25^Sep. 22) 

You will receive timeli) reciprocation for you good deads after a long delay in bed. 

Lil>ra(Sep.23-Oct22) 

You will kave kot monkey sex witk a stranger wkom you know, not in bed. 

Scorpio (Oct 23. ^Nov. 21) 

Sorry , you simply won't kave sex, not even in bed. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22^Dec 21) 

Today is you lucky day, no wait, take tke week, ok kell, take tke wkole montk, in bed. 

Capricorn (Dec 22 Jon 19) 

^ Wkat do your mom and a monkey kave in common? Your bed! 

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 

Stock up on bananas and condoms, tkere is a sweaty nigkt akead. 

Pisc^(Fekl9-Mar.20) f ODgU^ fe) Ch^efe 

Hay un mono en su cama y queso en sus pan- 
talones. 

Aries(MM.21-Aprill9) 

Cki is watcliing you, in Bed. 

Taurus (April 20-^May 20) 

Spank tkat monkey, in bed. 

Gemini (May 2Uune 20) 

. No wait, don t spank tke actual monkey in 
your bed. Leave tkat to someone else. 

Gmcer (June 21'-Julij^ 22) 

Your future is expansive, in bed. 




by Ellie Woodruff 



Leo (July 23- Aug. 22) 

You will make new friends, and visit new 
places, in bed. . 




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September 4, 2003 



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PAGE 9 



Dating Becomes Group Event 



Wendy Gorman 

V- Wire 



Ah, the thrill of a big date: The 
careful grooming, intense 
wardrobe scan, and excruciating 
wait for the ring of the doorbell. 
Such thrills sepm to be rather 
scarce in today's lifest)'les. 

More frequently, single people 
turn to peer groups as a dating 
method. 

"There's a safety in hanging out 
in a group because 
you get to know 
them as a person 
more," said Michelle 
Krehbiel, a Kansas 
State University 
graduate and doctor- 
al student in family 
studies and human 
services. 

"Friendships are a 
good way to start in 
a formal relation- 
ship," Krehbiel said. 

The trend is evi- 
dent among stu- 
dents. Amy 
Donnelly, sopho- 
more in business, 
said. 

"I think people 
just hang out and 
start to see each 
other casually rather than getting 
called up and going on formal 
dates together," Donnelly said. 

"All my friends tend to start 
dating that way. They don't go on 
dates, they just hang out with 
friends and meet different people 
through diat." 

Brad Sirnmons, junior in jour- 
nalism and mass communica- 
tions, also said that people are less 
likely to invite a person out for 
the evening. 

"People are getting a lot more 
lazy and they are not as quick to 
go out, to take somebody out on 
a date," Simmons said. 

Krehbiel, whose research lies 
primarily in teenage relationships, 
said that earlier generations went 
through more formal dating 
processes, but that's changing due 
to the rising average age of mar- 
riage. 



Many young adults want to 
focus on their careers, she said. 
For them, a more casual style of 
dating is a preferred tactic. 

"It depends on what you want 
out of a relatiotfship," Krehbiel 
said. "What is the goal of dating? 
Is your ultimate .goal to get a life 
partner?" 

"I see many students who want 
that out of school, to find a 
spouse. I have some who say, 'I 
want to get a career and set 




myself up, then I'll worry about a 
partner.'" 

Gone are the days when guests 
at a party filled out dance cards to 
allot intimate, one-on-one time, 
Krehbiel said. 

"I find it interesting hpwjhe 
formality and expectations have 
changed over the years," Krehbiel 
said. 

Michael Oldfather, associate 
professor of economics, said he 
has seen dating change from the 
years when he dated. 

"My children range in age from 
17 to 37, and none of the three 
ever dated quite the same way I 
did 40, 45 years ago or more - in 
the '50s was when I was doing my 
dating," Oldfather said. 

Oldfather said he did see simi- 
larities between the manners in 
which people got to know each 
other then and now. 



"I remember times . when 
groups of young men and groups 
of young women found each 
other at hangouts, you know the 
popular, sort of like Arnold's 
place," Oldfather said. 

"That phenomenon that's so 
much a part of the way things are 
done these days is not all brand- 
new. You still had to figure out 
who you wanted to get to know 
better." 

One big change that has 
occurred 
over the 
years, 
Oldfather 
said, is the 
practice of 
last-minute 
planning. 

I 
remember 
having 
things 
nailed 
down for 
the week- 
end at least 
by the mid- 
dle of the 
week. 
What you 
were going 
to do for 
the week- 
end, if you 
didn't know by Thursday, you 
probably weren't going to do it." 
Donnelly said planned, formal 
dating has its benefits. 

"I think there are advantages 
because you get to know a person 
one-on-one rather than just 
knowing who your friends are 
hanging out with," Donnelly said; 
Simmons also thinks there is an 
advantage to going out for a more 
structured date. 

"I think they are a lot more per- 
sonal, a lot more intimate, because 
you actually get to know a person 
without your friends hanging 
around you or people always com- 
ing in and bugging you," 
Simmons said. 

"Me personally, I'm old-fash- 
ioned, so I'm all about taking a girl 
out on a date and going to see a 
movie or to dinner or to the park 
or something like that," he said. 



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episode of That 70's Show? 

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knows his com- 
edy, and once 
again he gives 
his audiences, 
oh so many 
laughs in his 
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debut, Mj Boss's 
Daughter. 

Kutcher 
plays Tom, a 
guy who works 
for the boss 
from hell (Andy 
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simultaneously 
falling in love 



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with the boss from hell's daughter 

(Tara Reid). 

Offered a rare chance to hous- 

esit for his boss, Tom is ready to 

impress his unimpressible boss 

while simultaneously making his 

move on Lisa (Reid). 
Or so he thinks. 

The housesit- 
ting begins with 
a threatening 
doorbell ring, 
and from that 
moment on the 
havoc doesn't 
stop. 

Amidst all of 
his troubles (los- 
ing , an owl 
named OJ, driv- 
ing a man to sui- 
cide, etc), Tom 
must come to 
grips with the 
fact that he 
might not only 

lose his job, but also the g^l. 



PAGE 10 



W 



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sports 

Opens 



Season Witli 2^1 Victory 



sports Information 

I.ongwood University opened its 
2(X)3 women's soccer campaign 
with a 2-1 upset victory on the 
road Saturday afternoon at 
NCAA Division I Elon 
Uriiversit}' in North Carolina. 

The Lancers received the 
gMne-winning goal from fresh- 
man Kelsie 
Bradberry/Richmond 
(Monacan) on a header at 68:48, 
assisted by classmate Tiffany 
Crane/Virginia Beach (Kellam) 
on a corner kick. 

Longwood, competing as a 
Division II independent this 
year during the first year of its 
four-year transition to Division I 
reclassification, improves to 1-0 
while Elon drops to 0-1. 

The Lartcers were scheduled 
to play again Tuesday, 
September 2, at Division I 
Campbell University in North 
Carolina. 

At Elon, Longwood opened 
the scoring about midway 
through the first half when 
freshman Anna 

Gravely/Virginia Beach (Cox) 
another corner-kick play at 
20:16, also assisted by Crane, 



and the Lancers led 1-0 at the 
intermission. 

» The Phoenix tied the match 
at 1-1 early in the second half 
when Kerry McCarron notched 
a goal at 51:34, assisted by 
Laura Fogg, but Bradberry's 
late goal proved decisive. 

Elon managed to take a 12-9 
advantage in shots; however, 
Longwood took the important 
5-1 edge on corner kicks that 
made the difference. 

Freshman keeper Heather 
Storrie/Spring Grove, Pa. 
(Spring Grove) started in goal 
for the Lancers and played all 
90 minutes and made three 
saves to preserve the season- 
openirtg triumph. Jessica 
Geguzis played the first half for 
the Phoenix with no saves, and 
Kara Zagol played the second 
half with two saves. 

"We knew it would be a 
tough test starting on the road 
and playing against a solid DI 
program in Elon, but we were 
focused and up to the chal- 
lenge," said head coach Todd 
Dyer. 

"The key was not to give up 
an early goal and we defended 
prett)' well in the beginning and 



throughout the match. Our 
passing is getting better every 
game and that is important for 
us because it forces the other 
team to chase the ball and do 
their share of defending. Both 
of our goals came off of corner 
kicks, which is exacdy what we 
worked on Friday in practice. 
On both goals. Tiffany Crane 
served a fantastic ball and then 
Anna Gravely and Kelsie 
Bradberry did their part with 
each finishing touch. We started 
six freshmen on Saturday and 
they certainly produced with 
both of our goals and assists. 

Tiffany Rice and Laura 
Kilmartin were awesome in cen- 
tral defense and April Lockley 
had a very strong stretch in the 
second half where she was real- 
ly having an effect on the game. 
Our goal now is to not get over 
confident because we know 
we're going to have to batde 
every game and really earn our 
results throughout the season." 

Following the Campbell 
match, Longwood will be idle 
for just over a week before trav- 
eling to South Carolina to play 
Division II Francis Marion 
University' on September 10. 



Field Hockey 0-2 Alter First Weekend 



Sports Information 

The Longwood field hockey 
team was held scoreless against 
American University, falling to 
the Eagles, 4-0, at Reeves Field. 

The loss drops the Lancers to 
0-2 in their first weekend of 
action, while American 
improves to 1-0. American took 
a 2-0 lead in the first half with 
strong defensive efforts that 
prevented Longwood from tak- 
ing any shots. 

The Lancers failed to convert 
their four shots in the second 
half, while American tallied two 
additional goals. 

The Eagles outshot 
Longwood, 23-4, with Sarah 



Hitchings (Virginia Beach, 
Va./ Kemps ville), Julie Price 
(Stafford, Va./North Stafford), 
Alexis Ramey (Westminster, 
CaUf./Marina) and Shannon 
Ratte (Virginia Beach, 
Va./Kempsville) tallying one 
shot each for the Lancers. 

With 11 saves, Longwood 
goalkeeper Julie Patterson 
(Esmont, Va./ Monticello) 
recorded her second-straight 
game with more than 10 saves. 

"The team was ftiuch 
improved from yesterday," stat- 
ed coach Joel. 

"We did some nice things 
today out on the field. Alexis 
Ramey continues to play well, 
along with Erin Sixsmith 



(Alexandria, , Va./West 

Potomac) and Jen Hawkins 
(Virginia Beach, Va./ Frank W. 
Cox) who put up solid efforts as 
well. The backfield greatly 
improved from yesterday's per- 
formance and Julie Patterson 
(Esmont, Va./ Monticello) had 
some spectacular saves. I really 
want to acknowledge our great 
support that we had this week- 
end. The team is very apprecia- 
tive and it was great to have 
them here." 

Up next, Longwood plays its 
first home game against 
Virginia Wesleyan on Sunday, 
September 7. The 1:00 p.m. 
match-up will be on Barlow 
Field. 



September 4, 2003 

Scoring Summanj lor Men s Soccer 

Tusculum - Paul Hopkins (Jonathan Gordon), 6:39, Paul 

Hopkins (penalt)' kick), 30:57, Paul Hopkins (Angel Mero), 

39:03, Andre Nesfield (Gerald Watt), 55:57, Paul Hopkins 

(Matt DeMartini), 73:57 

Longwood - Stuart Bertsch (penalty kick), 43:42 

Shots: TC 13, Longwood 18 

Comer Kick^: TC 3, LU 3 

Fouls: TC 18, LU 24 

Goalkeepers 

TC - J.P. Swaminathan (10 saves, 1*GA, 90 min.) 

LU - Justin Brock (5 saves, 5 GA, 90 min.) 



^^'e Longwood men's soccer 
team suffered its first loss of the 
season to 17-th ranked 
Tusculum, 5-1, today at the 
Greene Coach Classic at Pioneer 
Field. 

Tusculum College junior for- 
ward Paul Hopkins was credited 
for the first three goals of the 
match, scoring the first goal just 
6:39 in, after taking a pass from 
junior Jonathan Gordon. 

His second came off a penalty 
kick and junior midfielder Angd 
Mero assisted on his third. 

Longwoqd made it a 3-1 
match with just over a minute to 
play in the opening period when 
junior midfielder Stuart Bertsch 
(Norfolk, Va,/Maury) converted 
a penalty kick past Pioneer keep- 
er J.P. Swaminathan, 

In the second half, Tusculum's 

Score by Period 
Longwood (1-1) 
Tusculum (z~0) 



Andre Nesfield found the back 
of the net for the second time 
this season at the 55:57 mark and 
Hopkins added his fourth in the 
73rd minute. 

Longwood managed to out- 
shoot Tusculum 18-13, with 
Berstch and Henrik Anerskov 
(Denmark /Rungstead 
Gymnasium) credited with one 
each. Freshman Justin Brock 
(Palo Alto. Calif /Palo Alto) 
made five saves for the Lancers. 

The match proved to be a 
physical one, as the teams had a 
combined 42 fouls and seven yel- 
low cards. Longwood drops to 1- 
1 on the season, while Tusculum 
remains undefeated at 2-0. 

The Lancers take on NCAA 
Division 1 opponent Elon 
Wednesday at 7:00 on Lancer 
Field. 



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Ambassador Spotlight 



By: Emily Miller 

Who are the people in the blue and khaki leading 
around a group of parents and prospective stu- 
dents? They're Ambassadors!! Ambassadors hold 
many roles on campus; being tour guides is just 

one. Ambassadors work closely with Alumni 
Relations, as role models to other students, and' 
work to enhance the Longwood community. Our 
mission statement sums up what the Longwood 
Ambassadors are about: Uniting the Past, Living 
the Present, Guiding the Future. 



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Features 



PAGE 11 



RA Corner: Scantilij 
Clad Preacker s Son 



You know they 'bust' peopkfor 
hamg alcohol or extension cords, 
you know tbeji do something called 
rounds, and jou know they some- 
times gii>e you free pi:^ at hall pro- 
grams. But do you realfy know who 
an KA is or what they do? 

Each KA (Resident Assistant) 
on Longwood's ccimpus comes back 
to school early for a full week of 
intensive training. Sessions include 
topics such as: conflict mediation, 
corfrontatwn, alcohol and drugs, 
and sexual assault. 

Ijeaming how to handle various 
aspects of residential life prepares 
RAs to help you. 

If you're interested in making a 
difference on campus, in affecting 
Bves, and in having a life-chan^ng 
experience; thek you may want to 
consider becoming an RA. 

Watch for advertising to he^n in 
October that will let you know 
whereto get an explication and what 
the requirements are for becmoing an 
RA. More information is also 
available on the Residence 
Education page of Ijm^ood's web- 




site. 

To let you in 
on what RAs do 
and to help you 
decide whether or 
not to apph) to become an Rj\, The 
Rotunda will be publishing a story in 
each issue from current and former 
RAs. Some are amusing and some 
are serious, but all are true. 

Just last night, I was on 
rounds and, as I went onto 2nd 
floor Cox from the stairwell, I 
was nearly plowed over by a 
naked freshman. He was hold- 
ing boxers in his hand and cov- 
ering his crotch (thankfully). I 
made him stop and he became 
really scared saying that he was 
going be in so much trouble 
because his dad was a preacher! 
Then, his roommate came in 
and begged me to say it was 
him, so his friend wouldn't get 
in trouble. 

- Morgan Boehning 
3rd Year Resident Assistant 



Credit Card Companies May Sell Information 



Ryan Floersheim 

V-Wirt 

Many students do not under- 
stand the risks associated with 
establishing a line of credit and 
they are often, unaware that the 
University of New Mexico could 
be making a profit by selling their 
information to credit card com- 
panies after they graduate. 

MBNA, the world's largest 
independent credit card issuer, 
has come under fire from public 
interest groups nationwide for 
contracting with universities to 
purchase student information 
intended to be used for solicita- 
tion for their credit cards. 

According to its Web site, the 
credit card giant has contracts 
with more than three million uni- 
versity students and alumni. 

The company also has con- 
tracts in place with more than 
700 educational institutions, 
many of them wortli more than 
$2 million, in return for access to 
student information. 

Christine Polansky, an admin- 
istrative assistant at UNM's 



Meatless Diet Linked to Disorder 



By DanieUe Hilluc 

UWire 

Vegetarianism may be related to a 
risk for eating disorders, accord- 
ing to a recent study. 

The study, conducted at 
California State University- 
Northridge, found that college 
women who claimed to be vege- 
tarians had a significandy greater 
risk of developing eating disor- 
ders than their meat-earing peers. 

"This smdy is not saying that 
all vegetarians are destined to 
develop a disorder," said Ann 
Chapman, dietician at Watkins 
Memorial Health Center. "This 
goes OH a case-by-case basis total- 

ly-" 

The smdy consisted of 143 
female college smdents. Of these 
143 participants, 30 were self- 
reported vegetarians and 113 par- 
ticipants were non-vegetarians. 

According to the study, all par- 
ticipants were similar in height, 
weight, age and body mass index. 
In addition, there was no differ- 
ence in supplement use or meal 



skipping between the two 
groups. 

Participants were asked to take 
the Eating Attimdes Test, a 40- 
item questionnaire commonly 
used to assess eating disorder 
tendencies. A score of greater 
than 30 indicates weight preoc- 
cupation and an increased risk 
for eating disorders. 

Thirty-seven percent of the 
participating vegetarians record- 
ed a score higher than 30. Eight 
percent of non-vegetarians 
scored above 30. 

The study results showed veg- 
etarians generally reported feel- 
ing extremely guilty after eating, 
as well as being preoccupied with 
a desire to be thirmer. 

Chapman said that many 
women used vegetarianism as a 
stepping stone to a dangerous 
diet. 

"When women become 
restrictive with their diets due to 
the fear of weight gain, meat is 
one of the first things to go," 
Chapman said. 

Madeline Baker, Huntsville, 



Texas, junior, did not become a 
vegetarian to lose weight. Baker 
quit eating meat eight months 
ago because of ethical and health 
reasons. But she agrees with 
Chapman that some women 
become vegetarians for the 
wrong reasons. 

"Some people use vegetarian- 
ism as an excuse," Baker said. 
"It's a good front in public. It's an 
excuse to say 'Oh, I can't eat that, 
I'm a vegetarian.'" 

The study supports Baker's 
thinking. Because vegetarianism 
is a socially acceptable lifestyle, 
the study said admitting to being 
a vegetarian may be an acceptable 
method of eliminating entire 
food groups. 

Chapman said, however, that 
this study does not mean vegetar- 
ianism was a dangerous lifestyle. 
She said that if vegetarians 
included essential nutrients in 
their diet, they would be fine. 

"As long as the right compo- 
nents and nutrients are there, veg- 
etarianism, and non-vegetarian- 
ism, can be healthy," she said. 



Alumni Association, said the 
department has a contract with 
MBNA, but that it only involves 
the transfer of information 
about university alumni. 

Polansky declined to com- 
ment on how the UNM gradu- 
ates' information is passed to 
MBNA or how much the 
Alumni Association stands to 
gain. from the parmership. 

"The selling of information is 
a very common practice," said 
Jeanne Bassett, executive direc- 
tor of the New Mexico Public 
Interest Research Group. 

"Despite increasing pressure 
from privacy groups, it is still 
perfectiy legal, unethical as hell, 
but perfectiy legal." 

Bassett said the practice of 
selling smdent information does- 
n't stop there. 

"Once they are through with 
someone's information, they sell 
it to many other companies," she 
said. 

"The majority of our society 
is unaware of the information 
that is floating around about 



them. Basically, we're being sold." 

Many students and alumni said 
they don't appreciate mass mail- 
ings and telemarketing phone 
calls for credit cards. 

"I always wondered how the 
companies got my address and 
phone number, because being 
that I couldn't afford a credit card, 
I never even filled out an applica- 
tion for one," said Joseph Chavez, 
a former smdent who attended 
UNM for three years. 

Sharla Reinhart, membership 
development director for the 
New Mexico Educators Federal 
Credit Union, said while she is 
aware of the practice of credit 
companies purchasing informa- 
tion to solicit new members, her 
bank has stringent rules for 
whom they offer credit cards to. 

"We do not even offer lines of 
credit to freshmen or sopho- 
mores, and though we can't deny 
anyone over 18 from applying, we 
have numerous programs in place 
to educate potential clients about 
the risks involved with credit 
cards," Reinhart said. 



W.I.LL. 

Women Involved in Leadership and Learning 

WILL \H an organization dedic^ated to educating oth- 
ers on women's issues and increasing the visibility of 
women's leadersliip. 

Everyone (male and female) is invited to 
attend WILL'S meetings, Tuesdays at 9 in the 

Student Union 



Unity Alliance 



We RocIl 



Thursday nights 

8 p.m. 
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Chi Alpjia Christian Fellowship 
at Longwood University 



Every Tuesday at 7pin in the "B" & "C" 



room 




Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship is charged with 

music, given to humor, and deals with everything 

from relationships to the nature of truS: 



Visit us on the web at 

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Volume 83, Number 3 



Looking for the Big Metal Tit Since 1920 



September 11, 2003 



RESERVING A PLACE IN HISTORY 




The Rotunda beams were open to faculty and students for signing last weekend, 
and President Cormier takes her turn at signing a beam Monday before the hoist- 
ing ceremony commenced. For more pictures of the Rotunda lifting, see page 4. 



Responders Join Prince Edward 



Willard A. Vaughn 

Opinon Editor 

Following a year-long study of 
emergency services on campus, 
Lx)ngwood has implemented a 
new way of responding to -med- 
ical emergencies. 

Until the spring of last year, 
campus police would do non- 
emergency transports to the 
hospital, as well as pick up the 
students after their treatment, 
free of charge. 

"Campus Police [was] looking 
out for the well being of stu- 
dents," says Dr. Tim Pierson, 
Vice President of Student 
Affairs, "...but it was not in 
their nature [to provide this 
service]." 

For liability reasons, and 
because officers did not neces- 
siarly possesses the training to 
transport the sick and injured, 
this was stopped. 

Following this, Longwood 
First Responders would respond 
on campus to all medical emer- 
gencies, no matter how minor, 
and then determine whether or 
not the person needed to be 
transported to the hospital or 
could just make an appointment 
at student health. 

If the student needed to be 



transported, an ambulance 
would be called. 

The problem was that often- 
times the rescue squad only had 
one crew on duty to cover the 
entire county. 

If they were on a call, the 
patient would either have to 
wait, or Farmville would attempt 
to send, the mutual aid organiza- 
tion, Davis Ambulance. 

If no crew was available, the 
student would just have to wait 
or find someone to take them in 
a personal vehicle. 

Starting this semester, there 
will no longer be a wait for the 
much needed emergency servic- 
es on campus. 

The Longwood First 
Responders, who have provided 
medical coverage to this campus 
for a number of years have now 
teamed up with Prince Edward 
Volunteer Rescue Squad to pro- 
vide coverage to Longwood and 
the surrounding area. 

The squad has also gone so 
far as to allow this new affiliate 
program the use of one of their 
ambulances, which is planned to 
be housed on campus once the 
parking garage is completed. 

See SERVICES p.4 



Anti^Abortion Group to Visit Longwood on Day One of Tour 



Farmville Second Stop 
on "Virginia College 
Campus" Tour 

Amanda Segni 

Staff Writer 

An anti-abortion group plans to 
protest at Longwood and other 
public schools and universities 
throughout Virginia as part of 
their "Virginia Campus 
Outreach" starting Monday, 
September 1 5th. 

It is all part of their "Eace 
The Truth" tour, and consists of 
protesters from all over the 
country with a goal to educate. 



students and the general public 
on abortion and the use of birth 
control,, both of which they 
believe to be 
immoral, anti- 

Christian practices. 

It is important that 
this information is 
given before the 
arrival of this group 
to make sure all, stu- 
dents, faculty, and 
staff are aware of 
what this group 
stands for, and what 
wiU be going on when 
they visit our campus. 



This IS just to prepare every- ti^e that the protestors are here 

one for what they might see, at Longwood. 

hear, or experience during the xhese protesters are very 

determined to 
get their point 
across, and will 
use their First 
Amendment 
rights as much as 
they can. 

If you do nof 
wish to witness 
the protesting, 
please know that 
the protesters 
will .not be 
allowed access to 




enter the dormitories and will 
not be allowed to enter class- 
rooms, for it will be considered 
"dismrbing the peace." 

These "Face The Truth" pro- 
testers are planning to arrive in 
Farmville on Monday, September 
15th around 12:45 p.m. and will 
be on Longwood's Campus until 
about 2:30 p.m. 

These protesters will arrive in 
trucks displaying very graphic 
posters and photographs that 
show alleged fetuses after the 
abortion process. 

See ANTI p.4 



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PAGE 2 



Editorial 



September 11, 2003 



W^ords From tke Editor 




A wise old man told me to 
never try and eat an elephant 
in one bite. 

He was right, I shouldn't try 
to eat a giant mammoth when 
I'm never THAT hungry 

I'm one of those people 
that likes to get involved in 
things, and I mean IN-volved. 

I don't join an organization, 



I join five, and then move on 
to hold an office in all of 
them. 

The start of every fall is 
alwavs hectic, and I'm luckv if 
I can hold onto my sanity and 
make it through the first 
month. 

AU of that craziness, and 
exams are hiding just around 
the corner. Nevertheless, I 
can manage to hold everything 
together with the help of my 
assistants and the wonderful 
Java Hut. 

At one point, about a year 
ago, I had piled way too much 
onto my plate. 

For weeks I tried being an 
assistant editor for The 



Rotunda, a sorority sister, an 
aerobics instructor, and an 
athlete, all while being enrolled 
in seventeen credits. 

I finally took a step back, 
and realized what my priorities 
were. It took every ounce of 
pride to step down from one 
of my "duties," but in the end 
I was happy. 

I realized that I wasn't 
superwoman, and I couldn't 
take on the world. 

Every now and again, I'll 
lose sight of my better judg- 
ment, and add an extra helping 
to my (already) overflowing 
plate, but then I stop, and 
remember that my eyes are too 



big for my stomach. 

It's hard not to get involved 
at Longwood, I think the cam- 
pus (almost) forces us to get 
involved with other students 
than just those those in their 
classes. 

I've heard so many times 
that if "you aren't greek at 
Longwood, then you don't 
have a social life." 

There is also the idea that if 
you aren't a "citizen leader" on 
campus, i.e. being involved in 
more than one organization, 
then you're .good deeds will be 
overlooked. 

A word of advice to all those 
workaholics, involvementa- 



holics, and I-like-being-busy- 
aholics out there. 

Don't overdo it, take on one 
task at a time, and if all else 
fails take a day off. No one will 
every penalize you for taking 
just one day for yourself 

Remember, the elephant 
cannot fit on anyone's plate, 
not even yours, so don't try to 
lure him on there. 



Liz Richards 

Editor-in-Chief 





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Staff Writer: Paula Nusbaum, Amanda Segni 

The Rotunda, the student newspaper at Longwood University, is pub 
lished weekly during the academic year (except holidays and exam peri- 
ods) and is printed in the offices of the Farmvilk Herald, Farmville, VA. 

All articles, advertisements, letters to the editor, and pictures must be 
received by nine p.m. die Sunday prior to die next Thursday's publica 
don. All letters to the editor must be typed and include name and tele 
phone number. Any person wishing to have his/her name not appear 
on the published letter must request so in writing. All letters are subject 
to editing. 

Tfje Rotunda is an equal opportunity volunteer organization and is 
looking for people who are interested in writing or layout. We current- 
ly have positions available and ask anyone who is interested to come to 
our meetings, Mondays at 7:30 p.m. 



In the past .week my 
fiance has informed me 
that I will be kicked out 
of the house two days 
before the wedding cer- 
emony. 

Naturally, I was a litde 
upset, r 

As if the days leading 
up to the event weren't 
stressful enough, I now 
have to find some place 
to rest my weary head 
and prepare for the cir- 
cus. 

Why, I asked. 

Tradition. 

This idea of traditions 
is so wrapped up in the 
wedding ceremony that 
I started to wonder how 
some of them began. 

First of all, why am I 
being put on the street 
next week? 

After some surfing 
and checking, I discov- 
ered that this is 
entwined in the idea 
that it is bad luck to see 
the bride before the 
wedding. 

This tradition appar- 
endy began in the 
Middle Ages when mar- 
riages were more of a 
business proposition 
than a profession of 
love. 

See, back then getting 



married got you land, 
and a lot of the girls 
were apparendy, well, 
hideous to look at. 

Consequently many 
real estate deals fell 
through when the 
groom saw and disap- 
proved of the fine print 
(his future wife). 

This also led to the tra- 
ditional veil and the pro- 
cessional process of giv- 
ing the bride away. 

Apparendy, some land 
deals were so important, 
and the brides so ugly, 
that they wore veils so 
thick they could not see 
where they were going, 
thus the father had to 
lead the bride down the 
aisle and actually give 
her away. 

This is not to say that 
all wedding traditions 
are based on ugly 
women, quite the con- 
trary. 

In fact, in Germany, 
during the second centu- 
ry A.D., many women 
were so beautiful that 
the groom had to actual- 
ly steal or kidnap them 
from their parents. 

In such an event, the 
groom would gather up 
his best knights (hence 
the idea of best men) 



and storm the bride's 
abode. 

During the ceremony, 
the bride was forced to 
stand to the left of the 
groom so that his sword 
hand would be free to 
fight off the bride's fam- 
ily, should they discover 
where the ceremony was 
taking place. 

The newlyweds would 
then go into hiding until 
the bride was pregnant 
so that her family had to 
accept the marriage. 

Some people say this is 
where the idea of a hon- 
eymoon comes from. 

A cheerier reason can 
be found in Ireland dur- 
ing the middle ages. 

There, the newlyweds 
were given a months 
supply of mead (an alco- 
holic beverage similar to 
wine, but made from 
honey) in order to cele- 
brate the new union. 

Now that is a tradition 
that I can live with. 




Nick Elmes 

Assistant Editor 



September 11, 2003 



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Persecution Too Strong of a Word 



Shawn Garrett 

Guest Writer 



Before I submit my argu- 
ment against the Op-Ed 
piece in the September 6th 
issue of The Rotunda., "The 
Persecution of the Greek 
Community," I'll say this on 
their behalf: it isn't the 
Greeks. 

There is indeed a level of 
hostility (usually playful, 
sometimes serious) towards 
the Greek Community here 
at Longwood. 

Most people have an image 
of frats and sororities as 
being these sprawling organi- 
zations lined up one after the 
other in a row of university-^ 
owned houses along a partic- 
ular street, not a couple of 
guys in a room on the first 
floor of some high-rise. 

Whether this is the fault of 
the school, the members, or 
simply limited space and a 
relatively small student body, 
I don't know. So, yes, perhaps 
there is an undue prejudice 
against the Greeks, just like 
the police or 

Republicans... well, let's not 
lose our heads. 

But, this was not the point 
of the article, and it isn't 
mine. Mr. Kiser raises some 
interesting points about cer- 
tain inequities imposed on 
the Greek community that I 
think could use some atten- 
tion from the other side. 

It takes a minute for the 
article to come to concrete 
examples of this persecution, 
and the first clear one is the 
mentioning of fees. Without 
talking to anyone' in the 
administration about the rea- 
soning behind these chapter 
room usage fees, two things 
occurred to me: 

First, I wonder if some of 
these rooms, if not ail, are 



located in places that could 
be used, or renovated, for 
other purposes, such as 
classes, offices or other 
university business? 

If so, it makes sense to 
me that, in a school grow- 
ing faster than her facilities, 
every square foot becomes 
solid-gold real estate. 

A reasonable fee, 
increased annually as finan- 
cial aid requests rise and 
state assistance falls, does- 
n't seem to me like malice 
masking as prudence. 

Second, are these rooms 
like.most others on campus 
where student organiza- 
tions meet? That is, are 
they multipurpose, or are 
they for the sole use of the 
chapter? 

Perhaps if the Greek 
organizations used rooms 
like other organizations, a 
fee might not be in order. 
However, I don't mean to 
say the Greeks are at fault; 
I do understand the need 
for a dedicated space, and it 
would be great if all organ- 
izations on campus had 
this opportunity. I am only 
posing this rhetorically. 

The next and subsequent 
points deal with parties and 
the seemingly unreasonable 
police presence. 

The cops aren't out look- 
ing for a fight. Cops need 
two reasons to respond to 
suspected criminal activity: 
being summoned, or hap- 
pening upon it. Someone is 
callii)g them or, by experi- 
ence, they are arriving^on 
their own. 

Is the latter right? Just? 

Well, it's not my call. 
Were I a parent and my 
child were at a party where 
suspected criminal activity 
was taking place, would I 
want the cops to show up? 
Of course. 



Also, they can't fine or 
charge you for something you 
aren't doing, and I doubt they 
would. Mr. Keiser uses the 
phrase "of legally aged guests" 
and later clarifies that as "18 to 
22 year olds." 

Anyone of any age can 
attend a party, and you are 
right, 1 8 is a legal age, but what 
does that matter? The cops 
aren't going to arrest you for 
smoking or voting at these par- 
ties. 

I don't care what people do 
on their o>vn time, and I too 
like to relax at a party, but the 
cops do care (not to mention 
the universit)'), especially if 
alcohol is involved. 

These guys aren't crooked or 
mean, they're professionals 
With a long history of deatiflg 
with college students. They 
know what they're doing. I'm 
not against parties, but neither 
are the cops. 

And finally from the article, 
the "pitifully waning Greek 
Awards night." I just wonder 
how is it w^aning? Fewer atten- 
dees, or fewer deserving of 
awards, and how is this the 
fault of the university? 

But all of this is debatable 
and I don't claim to be any 
kind of expert. 

I do however think it's not a 
bad idea to bring up a recent 
attempted take over by the 
embattled Greeks of the Gyre 
office. Not only is the name on 
the door, but also the Gyre is 
very much an alive and func- 
tioning organization. 

If you guys need some place 
to meet, you might want to 
check out Lancaster. I'm sure 
financial aid doesn't really need 
all that room after the year has 
started, or maybe Dr. 
Cormier's office. I'm sure 
she'd love to hear about the 
"radically new *Uniyersity' visi- 
bly rising from the ground 
around us." 



props and drops 



Props: 

+ To President Cormier because we love you! 

+ To passing Spanish exams. 

+ To Sexual Responsibility Week. 

-h To no more references to Monkey Sex 

+ To trying to mail yourself home so you don't have to pay 

for a ticket. 

Drops; 

- To the overcrowded Language Labs. 

- Picnic Lunches 



:z. 



Students Brace Themselves 
for Street Preacher 



TVudy Berry 

Guest Writer 



Students expect Dennis Green, a self-described "street preacher," 
to conduct one of his "sidewalk" ministries on the public streets 
of Longwood on Monday, September 15, between 1 1 :00 a.m. and 
4:00 p.m. Mr. Green has targeted Longwood for his annual "Face 
the Truth. Tour," where students expect him to demonstrate 
against freedom of choice agendas. 

We expect Mr. Green to preach, evangelize, and distribute 
biased and misleading literature, and display large, graphic pho- 
tos of aborted fetuses in his attempt to promote his pro-life agen- 
da; we also expect him to protest against homosexuality. 

Mr. Green is well versed on legal matters and he^ and his fol- 
lowers who we expect to rally with him on campus, take their 
aggressiveness to the full limit of the law: we fully expect them 
to engage in antagonistic, in-your-face tactics to intimidate and 
anger students and cause them to retaliate against them through 
verbal or physical assault. 

Student leaders have joined together to organize a non-verbal, 
non-violent counter demonstration to allow students to exercise 
their freedom to peaceably assemble, their right to free speech, 
and to exhibit their confirmation of their right to freedom of 
choice by distributing informative literature and displaying their 
own signs, posters, and banners depicting their opposing views of 
Mr. Green's agendas. 

Additionally, your SGA is organizing a panel of student and 
guest speakers to engage in a peaceful, informative debate 
regarding abortion rights issues: all students are welcome and 
highly encouraged to attend this Open Forum to listen to the 
speakers, to ask questions, and ultimately gain more knowledge 
about this controversial issue. The Open Forum is scheduled for 
September 16 in the Student Union (Lankford) Balhroom (time 
TBD). 

If you wish to protect your right to choose, and to join us in our 
counter demonstration, contact Trudy Berry (tbberry@long- 
wood.edu), or Mike Smith (masmith@longwood.edu). Or meet 
us in the Ballroom where we will make signs, posters, and ban- 
ners on Thursday, September 11, at 9:00 p.m.; bring your poster 
board and supplies (we will have limited supplies available). 

If you wish to exercise your freedom of choice; before pro-life 
advocates rescind it, to stand with and supp<Ht Mr. Green and his 
agendas, you are also welcome and free to do so. 



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News 



Monday morning ^ at 
II, President 

Cormier spoke at the 
hoisting of the new 
dome Rotunda 

structure. 

Students, faculity, 
and townspeople 

had been invited to 
the ceremony. 
The finished exteri- 
or dome will be 
made round with the 
addition of wood 
trusses. 




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Steve Reeves 

Guest Writer 



Ready or not, here we come. 
The Longwood University 
Athletic teams are gearing up 
for what is to be an exciting 
year of intercollegiate sports. 

The new classification of 
Longwood to Division I sta- 
tus is the outcome of an April 
1999 meeting which brought 
up the option of re-classify- 
ing Longwood from Division 
II, to Division I. 

The "exploratory period," 
which was set into place last 
year was the first step in a 
process that will take an addi- 
tional four years to complete. 
This year the teams of LU are 
looking at schedules that con- 
sist of 75% Division I com- 
petition. 

This increase in the num- 
ber of Division I opponents 
will prove to be a good indi- 
cation of the level of compe- 
tition that will soon be seen 



night in and night out. 

Leleand Beale, a member 
of the Men's basketball team 
stated that this move would 
be a "Big step up for the 
University, and it would bring 
great things in the future." 

As well as there being an 
increase in the number of 
Division I opponents, there 
will also be an increase in the 
number of scholarship grants 
.given from 43 per year, (pres- 
ent amount) to 103 per year, 
once the school is officially 
classified as a Division I com- 
petitor. (Source- Athletic 
Director Rick Mazzuto) 

This increase of almost 
150%' will allow for the 
recruiting of athletes to be 
done more frequendy, which 
will in turn, raise the quality 
and overall skill level, of the 
teams here at Longwo<Sd. As 
stated by President Cormier 
in a previous ardcle enddled: 
"Longwood's Sports Teams 



Go Division I," written by 
Lauren Cooper: "Division I 
status will enhance both our 
institutional image and our 
recruitment efforts." 

In a recent conversation 
with Director of Athletics, 
Rick Mazzuto, it was men- 
tioned that along with the 
newly acquired Division I sta- 
tus, there would also be an 
enhancement of on-campus 
sports facilities, a change that 
would benefit the student 
body, as well as the athletes. 

As Longwood approaches 
a new phase in its develop- 
ment as an institution for 
learning, as well as a place 
where sports thrive, one thing 
is certain. Division I status 
will no doubt serve as a cata- 
lyst for the overall quality of 
the school. 

The dream of playing at a 
Division I level is soon to be 
the reality of many student- 
athletes. 



September 11, 2003 




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New Director of Honor and Judicial Board 



Kelly Fischer 
Guest Writer 



A new Honor and Judicial 
Board director is on the 
Longwood Universit)' campus 
and he goes by the name of 
Richard Chassey. For those that 
don't know, the honor and judicial 
system is a huge part of 
Longwood Universit)'. Chassey is 
in charge of all three main 
branches which are the Honor 
Board, Judicial Board, and the 
Senate. 

Richard Chassey is not new to 
the Virginia area. Richard was 
born in New York and grew up in 
Massachusetts and Vermont 
before his family moved to 
Virginia in the early 80s. With an 
impressive academic record, it's 
no surprise that Chassey was cho- 
sen for the job here at Longwood. 
Richard attended college in 
Michigan, where he was a Pre- 



Veterinarian Science major, but 
soon moved over to our neigh- 
boring school, Hampden-Sydney, 
where he switched his major to 
Psychology. Chassey then went 
on to acquire his Masters in 
Counseling at the University of 
Virginia. He also obtained his 
PHD in Counselor Education and 
Developmental Psychology. 

Richard is excited to be here at 
Longwood and has plans to 
observe the system and make 
changes where needed. He adds, 
"I admire the fact that the system 
is student-run." Chassey has 
mosdy new board members for 
the Judicial and Honor Board but 
for the Senate, he says they are 
still working on nominations that 
*should be sorted out within the 
next week. 

When asked how students 
should get involved with the 
Honor and Judicial system. 



Chassey comments on upcoming 
events, "Honor and Integrit)' 
week is the last week in October 
and there are several things going 
on during that week that inform 
students about the system. Also, 
smdents should attend the mock 
hearing to get a better under- 
standing of how a hearing actual- 
ly goes. Another way to get 
involved is to apply for the Senate 
which is a good balance of the 
Honor and Judicial system." 

Richard Chassey is a good pick 
for the job. He strives for an hon- 
est and fair system and conclude^-' 
with advice to the students of 
Longwood when coming to a per- 
sonal trial, "The best thing to do 
is be completely honest, com- 
pletely truthful. If they are 
responsible for a violation, to 
think about what they did and 
why. If there are questions and 
concerns, to give me a call." 



SERVICES cont'd p.l 

In addition, the county and 
the Town of Farmville are 
now utilizing paid crews dur-] 
ing the weekday hours to 
ensure adequate coverage for 
the county. 

This has apparently been 
effective; "The amount of 
mutual aid calls have 
decreased," said Joe Sposa, 
NREMT-P, Director of 
Operations for Davis 
Ambulance. 

However, the drawback to 
this new system is that now 
students could potentially be 
cliarged a great deal of money 
for an ambulance ride to the 



hospital. 

Prince Edward Volunteer 
Rescue Squad will bill the stu- 
dent's insurance first, and if 
there is a co-pay, it wijy|^en be 
the responsibility of the stu- 
dent. 

This can be avoided by pur- 
chasing a squad care member- 
ship for $25 a year. 

This membership will cover 
any additional expense 
accrued by a trip to the hospi- 
tal not covered by insurance. 

It does not cover mutual aid 
calls, and there are no plans in 
the future for the University 
to cover this expense on 
behalf of the students. 

Additionally, the Universitv 



does not get any part of the 
funds generated by the sale of 
the squad care memberships. 

If you, or someone you 
know, is sick or injured on 
campus, 9-1-1 is still, the best 
plan <)f acdon to ensure that 
,any life (threatening problems 
are ad<squately assessed. 

Students are still able to 
transport people to the hospi- 
tal via personal vehicles, and if 
the rescue squad shows up a 
student does not necessarily 
have to be transported by 
them. 

However, in the case of 
severe injury or sickness, going 
by ambulance is still the best 
option. 



New Recreation Director 



ANTI Cont'd p.l 

There >vill be protesters 
carrying signs, posters, 
and pictures, while 
protesting things such as: 
all forms of birth control 
(the pill/patch, Depo- 
Provera, and the morning- 
after pill), the performing 
of abortions, and may try 
to incorporate the protest- 
ing of homosexuality at 
this event as well. 

Several students have 
plans to peacefully count- 
er-protest this event, and 
they have asked th;it all 



other Longwood students, 
faculty, and staff do the 
same. 

In the opinion of an 
anonymous student, "This 
is not just about abortion, 
this is about having the 
right to choose." 

As far as classes and all 
other activities on campus 
are concerned, everything 
is to be business as usual. 

It is not encouraged that 
students miss their classes 
to witness or participate in 
the event. 

It is also important that 
if approached by a pro- 



tester, that all students, 
faculty and staff of 
Ix>ngwood handle the sit- 
uation in a calm and 
mature fashion, despite 
what the protesters say or 
do. 

This is a matter of 
much importance to 
many women and w^ith 
valid reason. 

As Mahatma Gandhi 
once said, "We must be 
the change we wish to see 
in the world." 

Speak up, now is your 
chance to let yourself be 
heard. 



Stacey Kluttz 
GtmtWnttr 

Over the summer, 

Longwood University post- 
ed an available job position 
for Campus Recreation 
Director and successfully 
hired Jeromy Runion. 

For some students, the 
unfamiliar face has been 
seen working in the Her 
Btiilding and Lancer Gym 
involved in various jobs and 
activities. 

Runion isn't from 
Virginia. Instead, he grew 
up all over the Southeast, 
and attended college in 
Knoxville, TN,, where he 
Studied and received a 
Bachelor's Degree in Sports 
Mariagement. 

He then continued with 
graduate work in Mississippi 
and earned a Master's in 
College Student Personnel. 

While involved in under- 
graduate and graduate work, 
Runion helped construct a 
new recreation building, a 
huge project he is proud to 
.have been a part of. 

As a result, he says, "I'm 
looking forward to working 



with the students and pro- 
viding the best programs for 
everyone." 

As Campus Recreation 
Director, Runion is involved 
in providing open gyra 
activities such as basketbafl 
and hockey in Lancer; run- 
ning the pool area and 
weight room, as well as fill- 
ing job positions; intramural 
sports; and aerobic pro- 
grams. ; 

Keeping busy and work- 
ing on improving the cam- 
pus, Runion wanted to work 
at a smaller campus so he 
could interact and work with 
students in areas they enjoy, 
such as sports. 

He's open to new ideas 
and carries a confident, pos- 
itive attitude that will 
become more familiar to 
students, faculty, and the 
campus of Longwood 
University as the school year 
continues. 

Runion is enthusiastic and 
ready to move forward by 
saying, "My goal for 
Longwood is to have the 
best campus rec. in the state. 
I believe it can happen and i| 
will happen." f 



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58:22 minutes 

September 15, 2003 @ 11:45 am -1:15 pm 
Lanffird Student Union ("B "Rpom) 
"Ihe Lemon Qrove Incident' is the story of the nation's first 
successful legal chaiknge to school segregation, 14 years Before 
the Supreme Court outlawed separation Sy race in the land- 
marlicase "Broum v. "Board of 'Education. Using a combina- 
tion of dramatized scenes, archived footage, and personal recol 
lections, the program ejcamines the response of the Me^Qcan- 
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prompted By the "Depression era.' ' « 

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Calendar 



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Barry Drake 

60's Rock & Roll 

Lankford Ballroom 

9 p.m. 



Men's Soccer 

@ODU 
4:30 p.m. /V- 






S6A Meeting 

Lankford ABC Rooms 
3:45 p.m. 



Volunteer Orientation 

Career Center 
5-5:30 p.m. 



Picnic Lunch 

Lankford Mall 
11:30 a.m. 

Cross Country 

@Averett Invitational 
11 & 11:45 a.m. 

Tennis 

vs. shepherd (W.Va.) 
1p.m. 

LP Movie 

Findingl^emo 

ABC Rooms 

2:30 p.m. 

Second City 
Comedy Tour 

Jannan 
8 p.m. 

Field Hockey 

@IUP 
10 a.m. & noon 

Women's Soccer 

©Liberty 
4 p.m. 



Getting Married? Need a 

Wedding Dress? Beautiful, 

brand new, size 6. $600 value 

Bargain at $150. If interested 

call Dawn @ 391-3413 



NPC & IFC 
Recruitment Begins 

Field Hockey 

©Indiana (Pa.) 
12:30 p.m. 

Men's Soccer 

@ODU 
2:30 p.m. 

6yre Meeting 

Amelia Room 

6 p.m. 

Jewish Student 
Organization 

Interest Meeting 
Lankford A Room 

7 p.m. 



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Mini Job Fair 

Hiner Lobby 
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 

Women's Soccer 

@Barton (N.C.) 
2 p.m. 

Disney Recruitment 

Wygal204 
5 p.m. 

Martial Arts Club 

Tabb Wrestling Room 
7:30' 9:30 p.m. 



Sexual Responsibility 
Week Begins 

How to Preparje 
for a Job Fair 

Career Center 
4' 5 p.m. 

Interviewing Workshop 

Career Center 
7'8 p.m. 

Rotunda Meeting 

Student Union (across from 

the Post Office) 

7:30 p.m. 

Hispanic Heritage 
Symposium 

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Grainger G16 
8 p.m. 

Woodburn Road 

Lighthouse Cafe 
9:30 p.m. $3 cover 



BASIC GOSPEL CHOIR 

Rehearsal 

Iff you love to sins and 

praise GOD then this 

is the place ffor you* 

Every Thursday 
Wysal 106 7 p*m* 



September 11, 2003 



PAGE 7 




Letters from London 



Paula Nusbaum 

Staff Writer 

Hello. My name is Paula Kay 
Nusbaum and I am a senior 
English major here at 
Longwood University. 

This semester I will be 
studying at the University of 
Westminster right in the mid- 
dle of London, England. 

1 am very excited about this 
new adventure and can't wait 
to leave this upcoming week- 
end. 

As a former section editor 
for The Rotunda I thought this 
would be a great opportunity 
to share my thoughts and 
experiences of Lxjndon life 
with you in this weekly col- 
umn. 

I have never visited coun- 
tries outside the US, so I am 
somewhat of a novice when it 
comes to European travel. I'm 
hoping that through this expe- 
rience I will not only learn 
more about another culture, 
but also more about myself. 



The only thing I'm expect- 
ing is the unexpected. To pre- 
pare for something you have 
no experience for takes the 
fun and adventure out of it.' 

So I hope you enjoy reliv- 
ing my experiences this 
semester and will be left with 
a better understanding of life 
outside the US. 

If you are considering a 
semester abroad, or just want 
to learn more about the expe- 
rience, you can contact the 
International Affairs office, 
located in Lancaster 124 or 
call them at x2172. 

You can also learn more 
about other cultures by get- 
ting involved in the new 
organization, the Internati- 
onal Student Advisory Club, 
which you can e-mail at 
LU_ISAC @yahoo .com . If 
you have any questions or 
comments about my column 
while I am abroad you can 
contact me at 

pknusbau@longwood.edu. 



Ambassador Spotligkt 



Emily Miller 
Guest Writer 

What is the history of 
Longwood's name? 

Longwood University has had 
many names. 

In 1839, when it was founded, 
the school was called Farmville 
Female Seminary Association. 

In 1 860, die school became the 
Farmville Female School. The 
school became the first state insti- 
tution of higher learning for 
women in Virginia when it became 
the Normal School. 

As the curricula expanded, the 
named changed. In 1914, it became 
the State Normal School for 
Women, then the State Teachers 
College at Farmville in 1924, and 



Longwood College in 1949. In 
2002, Longwood College became 
Longwood University. 

Where did "Longwood" 
come from? 

In 1928, the college bought a 
piece of the Longwood Estate to 
expand onto. 

The Longwood Estate was 
established in 1765 by Peter 
Johnston, Sr. Johnston, a Scottish 
immigrant purchased a large 
spread of land in Prince Edward 
County, where he build the origi- 
nal Longwood House. 

The name Longwood seems to 
be bastardization of the Scottish 
word "Loughwood," which was 
the name of the Johnston castie in 
Scodand. 



Features 



My Two Cents: Psijckotic Blunders 



WiUard Vaughn 

Opinion Editor 

There is a certain point in 
your life when you realize that 
birthdays don't mean as much 
anymore. 

At 16, your life changes 
completely because you finally 
have the freedom to drive by 
yourself At 18, you legally 
become an adult, which 
means you can vote, smoke, 
and buy porn legally. 

At 21, you can drink alco- 
holic beverages. After 21, the 
downhill spiral begins, and 
you start to realize that with 
each passing year you just 
become older, fatter, and 
balder. 

I realized this on Monday, 
when I turned 22 years old. 
I've driven my first car, 
smoked my first cigarette, and 
drank my first drink in a strip 
club. I've been in fights, 
known a few women, and 
looked death in the eye. Now, 
my young life is over. I think 
now it's time I became an 
adult. Which sucks, because 
now all I have to look forward 
to is old age, and having more 
hair on my butt than on my 
head. 



Anyway, this week's ques- 
tion is something that I think 
we can all relate to: 

Dear WiUard: 

No matter what I do or where I 
go, I seem to always attract psychot- 
ic women. These women are always 
nice and sweet at first, hut the more 
I get to know them, the more their 
deep emotional problems come out. 
Or, I meet someone, and a week 
later they're deeply in love with me 
and want to spend the rest of their 
lives with me. 

So exactly what causes these 
women to be that wccy and what can 
I do to meet someone normal? 

Sincerely, 

Can't take it no more 

Well, there are many rea- 
sons why people (not just 
women) act in the maimer in 
which you described. I am of 
the belief that this "psychosis" 
is more socialized than it is 
psychological. If someone is 
told all their life that they're 
fat and smpid, they're going to 
grow up believing that they 
are fat and stupid and because 
of this they feel inferior. 

Now, just because someone 




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feels like this on the inside, 
does not necessarily mean that 
they will go around appearing 
to feel sorry for themselves on 
the outside. This is also social- 
ized, because most people 
don't consider it normal to 
walk around crying and telling 
everyone they see "My daddy 
called me smpid when I was 
8". So, humans develop 
defense mechanisms, or 
"fronts," so that their vidnera- 
bility doesn't always show. 

Then, in walks you. My 
guess is that you've probably 
been told once or twice that 
you're a nice guy. You gen- 
uinely care about other people 
and you let them know this. 

The problem is that when 
you tell someone that may not 
have been conditioned to 
know what it means to be 
cared for correctiy, that you 
care about them for who they 
are, they will either open up 
completely (thus the psychotic 
effect), or they will shut down 
and never speak to you again. 

The only advice that I can 
give you my friend is to stop 
being so damn nice. If this 
isn't an option for you, then 
you need to learn to maintain 
control of the relationships 
you develop. 

Don't let someone take you 
to a place in their lives that you 
don't feel comfortable going 
to. It may be a bit insensitive, 
but you have to take care of 
yourself before you can ever 
care about someone else. 

If you continue to act recep- 
tive to someone's issues, then 
that is what is going to define 
the relationship. 

When she runs out of prob- 
lems to complain about, then 
she's going to move on to 
someone else and leave you 
wondering what happened. 

It's okay to be there for 
someone, but make sure that 
you have more in common 
with who you choose to have a 
relationship with than just 
your mumal emotional scars. 

If you have any questions 
about sex, love, relationships, 
women, men, or anything else, 
feel free to send them to 
rotunda@long;wood.edu with 
"Willard" as your subject. 
Always remember to be kind 
to" each other's hearts; the next 
one that breaks might be 
yours. 



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"GREASE " is tke Word 

The generational favorite is coming back to the theatre 



PAGE 9 




Press Release 



The first production of the 
Academy of Fine Arts' 
2003-2004 MainSTAGE 
season is the rollicking, 
lively and funny musical, 
"GREASE." 

An exhilarating parody 
of high school high jinx 
during the golden age of 
rock 'n' roll, "GREASE" 
takes a look at the dress, 
manners, morals and music 
of 1950's teenagers. 

Blast back to Rydell 
High and experience (or 
re-experience) the 50's 
with Danny Zuko, the 
Burger Palace Boys, Sandy, 
Rizzo, and the Pink Ladies. 
Enjoy hit songs like 
"Summer Nights," 

"Greased Lightnin'," "We 



Go Together," "Born to 
Hand Jive" and "Beauty 
School Dropout." 

Find out why 

"GREASE" is still the 
word! Performance dates 
and times for this KALEI- 
DOSCOPE Event are 
September 13, 19, 20, 26 
and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and 
September 14 and 28* at 
2:30 p.m. (*The show on 
the 28th will be sign inter- 
preted with discount tick- 



ets available for the hearing 
impaired.) 

Tickets range from $7 to 
$14 and go on sale 
Tuesday, September 9. 

Call (434)846-3804 or 
visit the Box Office at 1815 
Thomson Drive, 

Lynchburg, Tuesday 

through Friday between 10 
a.m. and 6 p.m., Saturday 
between 10 a.m. and 2 
p.m., or one hour prior to 
curtain. 



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Alumni On Fox Television 

Kristin Cobb and Eric Hurt, both Lon^wood ^rads, 
heat up this season on Temptation Island 



Liz Richards 

Editor-in-Chief 



Longwood alumni 

Kristin Cobb and Eric 
Hurt are one of the cou- 




Tettiptation Island, Fox's pies on the show, 

successful show about Cobb, 22, reigns from 

couples willingly putting Mechanicsville, and Hurt, 

their relationship to the 26, is from Charlottsville. 

test by staying on a The couple were in the 

secluded island, only to process of moving to 

be separated from their California when they 

loved ones and tempted were asked to audition 

by the sizzling singles for the show while mak- 



that also live on the 
island. 

On the very last day, 
the couples reunite, and 
decide whether they 
want to stay together. 



ing a pit stop in Las 
Vegas. 

Cobb, a Graphics 
Design major, is now a 
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Loti^iiuood University 
Office of fMtdticuCturat Affairs 

invites you to the Hispanic/Latino Awareness CefeSration 

ivitk 

MidieC Zjajur, J^ounder/President and CEO, 
Virginia ^panic CfiamBer of Commerce 

1he%apidPofulatioiiQro'ivtfiand 
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SeptemBer IS, 2003 @ 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm 
lihfgai Auditorium 

Sponsor: 
Assistant Professor MitcMC Adrian, of Management and 'Business & 

'Economics, 
College of 'Business -^J-s. 

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Sports 



September 11, 2003 



Men s Soccer Wins One Loses T 



sports Information 

Longwood University had an 
unusally busy week of competi- 
tion, facing NCAA Division I 
opponents Elon and Virginia 
Military Institute along with 
Division II North Carolina- 
Pembroke. 

The Lancers fell to Elon 1-0 
September 3, defeated VMI 2-1 
September 5, and lost at NC- 
Pembroke 5-0 September 7. 
longwood drops to 2-3 on the 
season, and is back on the road 
this weekend, September 12-14, at 
the Stihl Classic hosted by 
Division I Old Dominion 
University. 

The Lancers' first home game 
of the season against Elon proved 
to be a challenge as both teams 
fought through rough field condi- 
tions left by early /afternoon 
storms. ' 

Both teams came out in full 
force in the first half Longwood 
missed three scoring opportuni- 
ties during the first 45 minutes of 
action, as shots by freshmen 
James Agorsor (Gambrills, 
Md./South River) and Henrik 
Agerskov (Denmark/Rungsted 
Gymnasium) along with sopho- 
more Matt Dishner 
(Mechanicsburg, Pa. /Jefferson 
Forest {Va.}) came up short. 

The teams were scoreless at the 
break. In the second half, Elon's 



Matt Bengston gave the Phoenix 
a 1-0 lead at the 60:11 mark, 
booting the ball into the back 
right corner of the net from 25 
yards out. 

Longwood had several 
chances to convert late in the 
second half but Elon's defense 
proved to be too much. 

The Phoenix outshot the 
Lancers 11-9, including five shots 
on goal to Longwood's three. 

The Lancers' sophomore goal- 
keeper Bryan Sanford 
(Springfield/West Springfield) 
allowed one goal, but managed 
to Collect four saves. 

At VMI, junior Stuart 
Bertsch's (Norfolk/Maury) head- 
er with three minutes left lifted 
Longwood to a 2-1 victory and 
marked the Lancers' first win 
over a Division I opponent this 
season. 

The Lancers got on the board 
13 minutes into the first half as 
Dishner drilled a 30-yard shot 
into the back of the net. 

VMI evened things up at the 
42:23 mark when freshman for- 
ward Alec Winsper scored his 
first collegiate goal. 

At Pembroke, the Lancers 
were handed their second 
shutout of the season this after- 
noon as Longwood was taken 
down by the Braves 5-0 at the 
Irwin Belk Soccer Complex. 

The Braves jumped on the 



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board 13 minutes into the contest 
and did not let up, as three goals 
were scored £^nst the Lancers 
in the first half and two in the 
second. 

Longwood freshman goalkeep- 
er Justin Brock (Palo Alto, 
Calif/Palo Alto) grabbed seven 
saves in 90 minutes for the 
Lancers. 

Senior forward Mark Connelly 
(Warrenton/ Fauquier) led 

Longwood with four shots, fol- 
lowed by freshman Adonis 
Stowers (Hampton/ Phoebus) 
with two. 

Through five games, the 
Lancers are led by Bertsch with 
three goals, including two game- 
winning goals. 

Dishner and Stowers are both 
credited with one goal this sea- 
son. 

Bertsch also leads Longwood 
with 13 shots, followed by 
Dishner with eight. Sharing time 
in the net this season are Sanford 
and Brock. 

Sanford has tallied nine saves 
in 180 minutes and has a .818 
saves percentage. 

Brock is credited with 15 saves 
and a .577 saves percentage in 270 
minutes of action. 

At the Stihl Classic, Longwood 
will face Division I the College of 
William & Mary on the 12th at 
4:30 p.m. before playing host 
ODUonthe 14 at 2 p.m. 



COME SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT! 

ALUMNI & GUEST 
SPEAKERS 

PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELDS OF HUMAN 

SERVICES, SOCIAL WORK AND 

HEALTH CARE. 

SEPT. 18^« 7PM GRAINGER 116 

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Women s Cross Country Takes Fourtk 
Place at Elon/Higk Point Invitational 



Women s Tennis Goes to MWC Invitational 



sports Information 

Longwood University 

women's tennis participated in 
the 2003 MWC Invitational 
hosted by Mary Washington 
College in Fredericksburg 
September 6-7. 

The event was a singles and 
doubles format with no team 
scores. 

The Lancers will next play 
September 13, hosting 
Shepherd (WVa.) at 1 p.m. on 
the Lancer Covirts.- 

At MWC, freshman 
Romana Bucur/Brasov, 

Romania, senior Cecilia 
Robinson/Lynchburg 
(Brookville), sophomore 

Ashley Moore/Midlothian 
(Midlothian), and senior 



Laura Whitehurst/ 

Chesapeake (Western 

Branch) led Longwood with 
their respective 1-2 records in 
singles competition. Bucur 



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played in flight one, 
Robinson played in flight 
two, while Moore and 
Whitehurst each played in 
flight four. 



Others competing in sin- 
gles included senior Loren 
Robertson/Fairfax 
(Robinson) (0-3, Fl), sopho- 
more , Jessica 
Farr/ Williamsburg {Lafayette) 
(0-3, F2), along with freshman 
Nancy Hott/Fairfax (WT. 
Woodson) (0-2, F3). 

In doubles, Moore and 
Whitehurst led the Lancers 
with their 1-2 record in flight 
two, followed by Bucur and 
Robertson (0-2, Fl) along 
with Farr and Hott (0-2, Fl). 

Following the Shepherd 
match (a doubleheader with 
the Lancer men), Longwood 
will participate in the East 
Coast Collegiate 

Championships October 19- 
21 in Newport News. 



Sports Information 

Longwood University totaled 91 
points to finish fourth among 12 
teams at the 2003 Elon/High 
Point Invitational September 6 in 
Greensboro, North Carolina. 

First-year head coach Rich 
Firth is guiding the Lancers this 
season. 

Carson-Newman College took 
the overall title among the non- 
Division I schools with 58 points 
at Hagan Stone Park. 

Longwood will return to 
action September 13 with its par- 
ticipation in the Averett 
Invitational in Danville. 

At the Elon/High Point meet, 

Women s Golf in 

sports Information 

The Longwood University 
women's golf team carded an 
overall team score of 645, tying 
the Lancers for 18th place, at the 
Unlimited Potential/Bay Tree 
Classic. The three-day tourna- 
ment was shorted to two days of 
competition, with Saturday's 
round being cancelled due to rain. 
Coastal Carolina took first place 
in the competition with a team 
score of 602, followed by James 
Madison in second with a team 
total of 615. In individual scor- 
ing. Tiffany Woodyer (Braunton, 
North Devon, England/ Millfield 



junior Lyriette Robinson/Mineral 
(Louisa Co.) led Longwood with 
her time of 20:47 to place 14th 
among 118 runners overall in the 
5K (3.1 miles) event. 

Following Robinson across the 
finish line were classmates Jessica 
Walton/Williamsburg 
Qamestown) (20:55, 16th) and 
Tiffany Denby /Charlottesville- 
(Monticello) (21:39, 29th), senior 
Kristel Moser/ Roanoke 

(Northside) (21:46, 32nd), along 
with junior Holly Miller/Newport 
News (Woodside) (23:21, 60th). 

Following the Averett competi- 
tion, Longwood will participate in 
the James Madison Invitational in 
Harrisonburg. 

Eigkteentk Place 

School) led the Lancers with 
rounds of 78 and 77 for a total of 
155 and tying for 29th place. 
Stephanie Hicks (Bumpass, Va./ 
Louisa County) finished tied for 
32nd with a two-round total of 
156, followed by Amanda 
Diamond (Leesburg, Va,/ 
Potomac Falls) tied for 55th with 
a total of 159, Mary Millage 
(Ennismore, Ontario, Canada/St. 
Peter's Secondary) with a 175 and 
Tucker McCarthy with a total of 
185. The Lancers will be back on 
the. course September 27 and 28 at 
the Elon/Sea Trail Intercollegiate 
Championships in Sunset Beach, 
N.C. 



September 11,2003 



Sports 

Longwood University Aaas 
To Atkletic Coacking Staf I 



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sports Information 

Longwood University Director of 
Athletics Rick Mazzuto has 
announced die appointment of 
three new assistant coaches at the 
institution. 

Jon Atkinson is the assistant 
coach for men's soccer; Ahmad 
Dorsett is a second assistant for 
men's basketball; and Kiera 
Manlove is a second assistant for 
women's basketball. 

The new appointments coincide 
with Longwood's current four-year 
reclassification transition toward 
NCAA Division I certification in 
2007 as part of an overall strategic 
plan to raise the visibility and pro- 
file of the University. 

"These three new hires are part 
of the building process to enter 
Division I competition next year," 
explained Mazzuto. "These indi- 
viduals are a key to a more aggres- 
sive recruiting program and inten- 
sive skill instruction." 

Atkinson previously was an 
assistant coach at West Virginia 
Wesleyan College since 1999. 

He was the ,WVIAC Scholar- 
Athlete of the Year as a senior 
team member at Wesleyan, scoring 
a school-record 28 goals. 

As an assistant coach, Atkinson 
helped guide WVWC to t\j^o con- 
ference tides and a runners-up fin- 
ish in three years. 

He also was the head coach of 
boys and girls soccer at Lewis 
County (W.Va.) High School dur- 
ing 2001-02. 



Atkinson managed Pitz Soccer 
in England from 1997-99, and has 
coached youth soccer in both 
England and the United States 
since 1996. 

A native of Newcastie, 
England, Atkinson earned his B.S. 
in sports management from 
Wearside College, his B.A. in busi- 
ness administration from 
Sunderland University, and his 
MBA from West Virginia 
Wesleyan College. 

Atkinson is married to women's 
basketball assistant coach Nikki 
Atkinson, a former Ail-American 
and Academic Ail-American stu- 
dent-athlete at Longwood. 

Dorsett previously was an assis- 
tant boys varsity coach at Forest 
Park High School in Manassas 
since 2001 after one year in a sim- 
ilar position at Stonewall Jackson 
High School, also in Manassas. 

He was a health and physical 
education teacher at Forest Park as 
well, and was the camp director 
for the school's basketball camp. 

Dorsett has also been involved 
with summer basketball camps at 
the University of Virginia and his 
alma mater, George Mason 
University. 

Dorsett^as a four-year team 
member at George Mason, earn- 
ing Colonial Athletic Association 
(CAA) All-Rookie Team honors in 
1997. 

A team captain as a senior, he 
helped the Patriots to the 1999 
CAA Tournament Championship 
and an NCAA Tournament 
appearance. Dorsett received his 



B.S. in exercise science and health 
promotion from GMU in 2000, 
and is currendy pursuing his mas- 
ter's degree in counseling and 
development. 

A native of Woodbridge, 
Dorsett and his wife, Deborah, 
have a two-year-old daughter, 
Leiannah and are expecting their 
second daughter this winter. 

Manlove is a 2003 graduate of 
West Chester University in 
Pennsylvania where she was a 
four-year team member and the 
2000 Pennsylvania State Adiletic 
Conference (PSAC) East Rookie 
of the Year. She was also a three- 
time PSAC East first-team selec- 
tion and three-time team MVP 
honoree. 

Manlove was a two-year team 
captain and earned PSAC scholar- 
athlete honors for four years while 
at West Chester as a Dean's List 
student. 

She earned her B.S. in kinesiolo- 
gy with minors in nutrition, health, 
and coaching; and served on the 
Student-Athlete Advisory 

Committee as well. 

A native of Wiknington, Del., 
Manlove has previous coaching 
experience with the West Chester 
Sparks AAU team, the Padua 
Academy (Del.) summer league, 
and with Wilmington city parks 
and recreation. 

She has also served as a sport 
specific training coach for 
Lightning Fast Training Systems in 
Downingtown, Pa. and as a youth 
counselor in her hometown of 
Wilmington. 



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sports Information 

Longwood University totaled 210 
points to finish seventh among 12 
teams at the 2003 Elon/High 
Point Invitational September 6 in 
Greensboro, North Carolina. 

Lynchburg College took the 
overall tide among the non- 
Division I schools with 19 points 
at Hagan Stone Park. It is the high- 
est team finish for the Lancers in 
the three-year history of the pro- 
gram. 

Longwood will return to action 



September 13 with its participa- 
tion in the Averett Invitational in 
Danville. At die Elon/High Point 
meet, freshman Keith Smith/ 
Powhatan (Powhatan) led 
Longwood with his new school- 
record time of 29:07 to place 26th 
among 124 runners overall in the 
8K (5.0 miles) event 

Following Smith across the fin- 
ish line were Lancer classmates 
Chris Gibbs/Richmond (L.C. 
Bird) (30:40, 59th) and Wes 
Spece/Martinsviile (Carlisle) 
(31:54, 71st), sophomore Joel 



Burkett/Chesterfield (Manchester) 
(31:56, 72nd), junior Greg 
Harrison/ Fairfax (Robinson) 
(32:09, 78di), along widi sopho- 
more John Lampkins/Chesapeake 
(Western Branch) (34:45, 101st). "^ 

Gibbs' time also surpassed the 
previous school-record of 31:24 
established by Kevin Rock in 2001. 

Following the Averett competi- 
tion, Longwood will participate in 
the James Madison Invitational in 
Harrisonburg. First-year head 
coach Rich Firth is guiding the 
Lancers this season. 



Sports Information 

Longwood University dropped 
a 2-0 decision on the road 
September 2 at NCAA Division I 
Campbell University in North 
Carolina. 

The Lancers are now 1-1 this 
season, and will play again 
September 10 at Division II 
Francis Marion University in 
South Carolina. At Campbell, the 
Fighting Camels led 2-0 at the 
intermission and made it stand 
for the victory - getting first-half 
goals from Lauren Dittrich 
(18:47) and Sara Da\ns (38:55). 

Susan Persson assisted on the 
first goal while Hanna Wadefalk 
assisted on the second goal. 
Campbell keeper Erin Switalski 
made one save to preserve the 
shutout as the Camels took a 14- 
2 advantage in shots. 

The two teams each had three 



corner-kick opportunities. 

Longwood freshman keeper 
Heather Storrie/Spring Grove, 
Pa. (Spring Grove) made nine 
saves. 

Through two matches, 
Longwood is led in scoring by a 
trio of freshmen with two points 
(1.00) each. 

They include Kelsie 

Bradberry/ Richmond (Monacan) 
(1 goal), Aima Gravely/Virginia 
Beach (Frank W. Cox) (1 goal), 
and Tiffany Crane/Virginia 
Beach (Kellam) (2 assists). Storrie 
has played all 180 minutes in 
front of the net, allowing three 
goals (1.50) with 12 saves for a 
.800 save percentage. 

Following the FMU match, 
Longwood will remain on the 
road to play at Division 1 Liberty 
University of the Big South 
Conference September 13 at 4 
p.m. in Lynchburg. 



Women s Tennis Played Invitational 



sports Information 

Longwood University partici- 
pated in the 2003 MWC 
Invitational hosted by Mary 
Washington College in 
Fredericksburg September 6- 
7. 

The event was a singles and 
doubles format with no team 
scores. 

The Lancers will next play 
September 13, hosting 
Shepherd (W.Va.) at 1 p.m. on 
the Lancer Courts. At MWC, 
freshman Romana 

Bucur/Brasov, Romania, sen- 
ior Cecilia Robinson/ 
Lynchburg (Brookville), soph- 
omore Ashley Moore/ 
Midlothian (Midlothian), and 
senior Laura Whitehurst/ 
Chesapeake (Western Branch) 
led Longwood with their 
respective 1-2 records in sin- 
gles competition. 



Bucur played in flight one, 
Robinson played in flight two, 
while Moore and WTiitehurst, 
each played in flight four. 

Others competing in sin- 
gles included senior Loren 
Robertson/ Fairfax 
(Robinson) (0-3, Fl), sopho- 
more Jessica Farr/ 
Williamsburg (Lafayette) (0-3, 
F2), along with freshman 
Nancy Hott/Fairfax (W.T. 
Woodson) (0-2, F3). 

In doubles, Moore and 
Whitehurst led the Lancers 
with their 1-2 record in flight 
two, followed by Bucur and 
Robertson (0-2, Fl) along 
with Farr and Hott (0-2, Fl). 

Following the Shepherd 
match (a doubleheader with 
the Lancer men), Longwood 
will participate in the East 
Coast Collegiate 

Championships October 19- 
21 in Newport News. 









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Volume 83, Number 4 



Waiting For The ODU Students To Get Here Since 1920 



September 18, 2003 



Students Love Hurricane Isabel students Partake d Lon6wood Tmaition 



Brette Lawrence 

Guesi Writer 



This week, much of the east coast is 
bracing for Hurricane Isabel, which is 
likely to affect areas from North 
Carolina to New Jersey for the next 
several days. 

Isabel will be the first major hurri- 
cane to hit the east coast since 
Hurricane Floyd of 1999. . 

On Sunday, Isabel's winds were 
measured at well over 125 mph, quali- 
fying as a category 5 hurricane, the 
most powerful class of storms. 

Fortunately for coastal communi- 
ties, winds have since died down to 
around 110 mph and Isabel has been 
downgraded to a "strong category 2" 
hurricane. 

Several areas in North Carolina, 
including the Outer Banks and its' sur- 
rounding islands have already been 



evacuated, and other areas are expect- 
ed to follow suit shordy. 

Governor Mark Warner has 
declared Virginia to be in a 'state of 
emergency', and have put both the 
National Guard, and the state police 
officers on alert at all times. Hospitals 
in the Hampton area of Virginia have 
begun to evacuate patients to odier 
facilities in the state. 

Here at Longwood, the smdents 
and faculty are preparing for die worst. 
By the time Isabel reaches Central 
Virginia, it is expected to loose both its 
hurricane and tropical storm status. 
However, we can still expect heavy 
rainfall and strong winds. 

The Longwood University has can- 
celled all classes from Wednesday 
through Friday. They are encouraging 
all students who feel that they can trav- 
el home safely to do so; however, they 
will remain open for those who can't 



do so. 

All those who are staging have been 
warned to remove all things from near 
dieir window. They also should keep 
their blinds and windows closed, and 
clear the floor of their room. 

Also, all appliances and electronics 
should be unplugged. Resident 
Advisors should be notified if stu- 
dents are planning on staying in the 
dorms. 

For students who are staying, sever- 
al things are being done to lessen the 
problems that would arise if a black- 
out should occur. 

Each dorm room is being provided 
with a flashlight. Students need to 
carry their ID card and key with them 
at all times, as they will need these to 
be able to enter the buildings. 

Classes are expected to resume as 
scheduled on Monday, and the condi- 
tions should return to normal shordy. 




Senior Class President, Monica Sober (right), and junior, 
Kristy Holland, took part in last Friday's Convocation cere- 
mony. Speakers included President Cormier, Senior Class 
Vice President, Bryan Lee, and guest speaker, Lieutenant 
Colonel Troy Littles. For more pictures, turn to page 6 



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Abortion Protesters and Counter-Protesters on Campus 



Leslie Smith 

Neu^'s Editor 



Bob Stutman, wearing a button-up 
shirt and khaki pants, a 25-year veteran 
of the D.E.A., and called die "most 
famous NARC in America" by the 
New York Times and "a true American 
hero" by Dan Rather. 

Stutman is die drug consultant for 
both PBS and CBS, and appears regu- 
lariy on national tele\isi6n as a drug 
expert. 

His autobiography, Dead on Delivery 
was a New York Tims BestseUer and 
was made into a televison movie enti- 
^ed Mob Justice. 

Steven Hager, wearing beat-up 
jeans and a jean jacket, has a Masters 
degree in Journalism from the 
University of Illinois, and has been an 
Editor-in-Chief of High Times for fif- 
teen years. 

He is the founder of the Cannabis 
Cup, the "academy awards" of mari- 
juana. 

Hager's most recent book is 
Adventures in the Counterculture. 

Each side had fifteen minutes each 
to introduce their side of the issue, 
then three minutes each to respond to 
each question asked by the audience. 

Hager started the debate. by pre- 



senting his five reasons for wanting 
"mary jane" legalized: 

1. It works as good as medicine. 

It helps relieve the symptoms of 
asthma, strokes, etc. 

Hager claims that it is better than 
any other substance under the sun for 
treating such problems. 

He did emphasize diat pot would 
not cure those diseases, though. 

Hager also points out that big phar- 
maceutical companies own patents of 
Ritalin and other drugs, but would 
never be able to patent weed itself and 
therefore would not be able to make 
much profit off of it. 

"It would be free medicine for 
everyone," Hager said. 

2. Hemp is good for the environ- 
ment. 

"You could produce four times as 
much paper with an acre of hemp dian 
an acre of trees over a twenty year 
period," said Hager. 

He went on to explain that George 
Washington was a hemp farmer and 
encouraged farmers to grow it every- 
where, 

25,000 different products used to 
be made out of hemp before marijua- 
na was made illegal. 

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Editorial 



September 18, 2003 



W^ords From tke Editor 




What another event- 
filled week. WeVe got 
hurricanes, people 

speaking about mari- 
juana, protesters spit- 
ting at students, and 
lots of other crazy 
stuff. 
There is so much 



going on around cam- 
pus, but it amazes me 
how Htde people know^ 
about this school. 

There are committees 
that make changes 
affecdng our life at 
school all the time, and 
we never know about 
it. 

For instance, the 
Board of Visitors had a 
meeting and decided to 
make changes to the 
Student Handbook. 
Hello?! This directiy 
affects us, and I bet you 
would never know if 
wasn't printed in this 





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paper. 

And let's talk about 
this situation with the 
Old Dominion 

University students 
evacuating to our 
school. 

I think it's a really 
nice idea that our 
school w^ill open it's 
arms to other universi- 
ties in times of need, 
but do w^e reaUy have 
the resources to house 
all of these students? 

These poor kids have 
to sleep on mats in 
Lancer Gym, and 
where are they going to 
eat? The Lancer Cafe 
is closed Wednesday 
night as of midnight, 
and can the Dinning 
Hall really handle all of 
these extra students? 

The administration 
initially was going to 
allow five hundred stu- 
dents come and stay 
here. 

FIVE HUNDRED? 

Thank goodness that 
number dropped down 
to two hundred stu- 
dents. 



As much of a hassle 
this is causing, I still 
would say Isabel is my 
best friend right about 
now. 

A four-day weekend? 
Hell yeah! 

What about this dis- 
pute between the Greek 
community and the rest 
of the school? 

I swear, this has been 
going for as long as I 
can remember. 

Every year an angry 
Greek will write in to 
the paper complaining 
that surviving as a chap- 
ter on this campus is so 
much work, and there 
are cops out to get 
them, and administra- 
tion hates them, etc. 

The writer's main 
claim to Greek fame is 
the countiess hours of 
community service they 
do each semester. 

But is it reaUy com- 
munity service when 
you are fined for not 
showing up? 

Is it considered com- 
munity service if it's 
mandatory for your 



chapter to be there 
because you have to 
earn a certain number 
of re-qualification 

points every year in 
order for your chapter 
to stay active? 

Come on, we all know 
that community service 
is supposed to be done 
on your ow^n free will, 
not something that 
Greeks should be 
forced to do. 

Social fraternities and 
sororities are around 
for the sole purpose of 
giving students more of 
a social life. 

Whatever, enough 
ranting. It's like I said, 
there is a lot going on 
around campus. 

Keeping an open ear 
to the ground is all it 
takes to make sure our 
campus is sta)dng stu- 
dent friendly, and not 
falling into the w^rong 
hands. 

Liz Richards 

Editor-in-Chief 



Letters to tlie Editor 



Dear Editor: 

I am an officer in my sorority 
and am writing in response to the 
article that was written for the 
Sept. 4th issue of The Rotunda 
entitied "The Persecution of the 
Greek Community". 

I do not feel that the Greek 
Community's volunteerism is 
"unappreciated." The Greek 
community here at Longwood 
puts in coundess hours of com- 
munity service, which I'm not 
debating here. 

However, I cannot find any- 
where in the community or on 
this campus where the services 
that the Greek Community pro- 
vides goes unappreciated. 

If the work that the Greek 
Community goes unappreciated, 
then why does the Big Sibling 
program still seek Greeks and 
other students on this campus? If 
the work goes unappreciated, then 



why does the Farmville United 
Methodist Church seek Greek stu- 
dents for its nursery during its pro- 
grams? 

The fact is, the Greek 
Community does a good job (as 
well as non-Greeks) in its commu- 
nity service. That should be the 
reward; the fact that we are contin- 
ually invited back to provide 
another good service. 

Exacdy what kind of reward or 
thanks are you looking for? Is a 
red carpet supposed to be laid out 
for us for all the work we do? Do 
you want a trophy? 

I hear the phrase "thank you" all 
the time from the Adopt-a- 
Grandparent program that my 
sorority participates in each 
month. 

A reward for Adopt-a-Highway 
is the cleanliness of the highway 
after the trash has been picked up, 
and the fun of the truckers honk- 



ing as they drive past! 

Big siblings should only seek 
the smile of a child's face, and 
because you made that child's day 
is all the appreciation you need! 

Please help fiie understand what 
I'm failing to see here - where 
there aren't any rewards or appre- 
ciation. If someone of the Greek 
Community doesn't feel that these 
are rewards, then I don't know 
what would be considered a 
reward. 

If a member of the Greek 
Community is only looking for 
praise for his or her service, then 
that person is in the wrong organ- 
i2ation. 

Community service is supposed 
to be selfless, and the act of the 
service should be the only reward 
that one should seek. 

Kate Feldvary 
Historian, Sigma Kappa 



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Opinion 



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Students Are Educated, Protesters Are Not 



I have experienced considerable 
disappointment in Longwood 
over the past couple of years. I've 
seen my school uprooted and 
destroyed all in the name of 
progress. 

I've seen us accept more stu- 
dents than we can house. I've 
seen vast amounts of money 
spent on improvements that have 
nothing to do with me or the 
quality of my education. 

However, what happened this 
week took my disappointment in 
Longwood to a whole new level. 

This week, as most everyone 
knows, we were visited by the Life 
and Liberty Ministries. 

I guess I made the mistake of 
assuming, as did most of the rest 
of you, that these people would 
be at least somewhat educated. 
That they would at least be 
informed as to what exactly it was 
that they were protesting against. 

I was wrong. 

But I was more shocked to 
notice that most of the rest of 
you were also wrong. 

You were actually surprised 
that the ringleader of this organi- 
zation was an uneducated, igno- 
rant, bible thumping, inbred red- 
neck that hated women, homo- 



sexuals, and.^retty much anyone 
else that disagreed with him. 

This is where my disappoint- 
ment started. 

I was very ashamed by the 
way that some students reacted 
toward this organization. Some 
people even going as far as spit- 
ting on and cursing at these 
individuals. 

Did you not stop and think 
that this is what they wanted? 

These types of groups don't 
go around and try to persuade 
you with carefully planned pre- 
sentations of their point of 
view. The goal of this group was 
to piss people off Which in my 
opinon solves nothing and just 
leads to conflict. 

Which is exactiy what hap- 
pened. 

However, I was disappointed 
because as students of this col- 
lege, we are the educated ones. 
We know that the morning after 
pill prevents sperm from uniting 
with an egg, thus preventing the 
need for abortion. 

It was publicized that this was 
the reason that these people 
were attracted to Longwood in 
the first place, yet there was no 
mention of this that I heard. We 



as students are the ones that 
should have been knowledgeable 
and mature enough to not buy into 
what they were doing. 

Instead, we did exactly what 
they wanted us to do. Get angry, 
upset, and do things such as spit 
on them. 

Finally, I'm disappointed that 
Longwood and the Town of 
Farmville would even allow them 
to cpme here. 

I understand it's their right and 
all of that, but this is private prop- 
erty. I understand that sometimes 
it's good to be exposed to ignorant 
individuals such as that in the 
interest of promoting discussion 
and free thought. 

But this was just too much for 
me to handle. Pictures of mutilat- 
ed fetuses rolling down the streets 
of my campus. Not to mention the 
picture of the World Trade Center 
being hit and some reference to 
that being God's wrath. 

It's good to be disturbed and 
angered by something, but this was 
too much to handle. Shame on you 
Longwood for allowing this to 
happen. Shame on you students 
for feeding the frenzy. 

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Props: 

-f To ISABEL! 

+ To no classes! A little rain can go a long way 
+ To nice guys that like The Rotunda 
4- To ODU students coming to Longwood, the 
more the merrier 
+ To Hurricane Parties! 
+ To family members who send "care packages" 
+ To being in love 
+ To magnetic poetry 
+ To the Equate brand at Wal-Mart 
+ To WMLU, the only local station that plays 
semi-good music 

+ To the Communication Studies Majors: those 
cunning linguists! 

+ To The Family Guy, the new and funnier ver- 
sion of The Simpsons 

+ To male gymnasts, wow they are buff 
+ To the FOX television network, finally a basic 
cable channel that shows soft porn! 
+ To Rrates! Arrrrr.... (it's so much fiin to say) 
Drops: 

- To having to take the GRE*s in order to get 
into Graduate School; the SAT's were bad 
enough 

- To Greeks vs. the rest of Longwood; enough is 
enough^ 

- To Pro-life protesters using pictures of dead 
fetuses 

- To old people who smell like urine 

- To all the make up work from missing two days 
of classes 

- To rats and cockroaches on campus 

- To rotting food that your roomate just won't 
throw away 

- To Lifehouse no longer playing at Oktoberfest 

- To Greek silence being extended for another 
week 

- To lovers who cheat 

- To the cooler weather, finally those who don't 
have air conditioning can live comfortably 

- To the California recall election, just appoint 
the Terminator to office and call it quits 

- To creepy roomates that steal your Victoria's 
Secret underwear and razors and money and etc. 

- To the Library closing even though students 
will have so much make up work to do 

- To Pirate haters, Arrrrrr. 



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Otinion 






September 18, 2003 



Greek Honor Student Fires Back 



Dear Editor: 

I recently picked up a copy of The 
Rotunda and sat down to read it as I 
do on a waJdy basis. I came across 
the rebuttal written by Shawn Garrett 
and got a litde fired up. 

The past week has been a week of 
debate and stereotypes about the 
Greek community here on campus. I 
want the Longwood student body to 
know what we are about before 
jumping to the stereotyped confusion 
that we are dumb, alcoholic, young 
adults, who do nothing but party. 

While I am not going to sit here 
and teU you that parties, underage 
drinking, and premarital sex do not 
go on, I am going to tell you that 
these things are done by a vast num- 
ber of people who may be Greek, 
non-Greek, athlete, non-athlete, 
honor student, academic probation 
student, white, black...etc. 

The average GPA of a Longwood 
female is in fact lower than the aver- 
age GPA of the Longu'ood Sororit)' 
smdent (as obtained by the office of 
Sorority and Fraternit)' Life). 

If you are having doubts look at 
the President's list and Dean's list. 
On it you will find an incredible num- 
ber of Sororirv' and FraternJr\- stu-"^ 



dents. 

Involvement in on and off cam- 
pus extra curricular activities is done 
vasdy by Greeks. Volunteer work is 
done in a brag worthy amount by the 
Greek community. 

On one last note, the idea that die 
cops are "not out to get" anybody. 
This is entirely uninformed. I consid- 
er dressing in street clothes and wait- 
ing for unsuspecting freshmen to 
walk home "looking." 

This is something that has not 
only been accounted by many stu- 
dents but acmally recendy discussed 
by a professor during class. 

The efforts made by these cops to 
make partying with fraternities illegal 
are an infringement upon our rights. 
The Greek community should not be 
the target of the cops. 

If they want to attack underage 
drinking diey need to realize it's done 
by a lot more than just the Greek 
community, and is usually done with- 
out such precautions as designated 
drivers and [Greek] brothers or sis- ■ 
ters who don't , drink and instead 
watch out for the well-being of the 
other people at these parties. 

Longwood and its police need to 
ta^e a look at what good the Greek 



community adds to the campus. 

They need to realize that we do 
have a large percentage of Greeks 
and diat is a factor about the campus 
that entices many of its successful 
students to come here. Partyii^ is 
going to happen. 

We are young adults trying to live 
life in the moment. We may be going 
about it the "wrong" way or endan- 
gering our lives but consider this: die 
Greeks support the designated driver 
program so people aren't drinking 
and driving, we also frequendy cover 
die risks and consequences within 
our chapters. 

Also realize that the majority of 
die people getting in trouble for 
underage drinking aren't the Greeks; 
it's odier students. This should show 
that it's not the Greeks that are the 
problem, if there is a problem at all; 
it's just the way things have been, are, 
and will continue to be niany years, 
the Ix)ngwood communit}' should 
worry about die student body as a 
whole and not discriminate against 
one hardworking and dedicated 
group of individuals. 

Rachael Amos 

Delfa Zefa Sororit)' 




Super Speak Ou 

Wkat are ijour tkou^ts on tke alx>rtioii'' 
protest tkat come to campus last Mondaii? 





"I didn't like die pictures 
vaas, and I didn't like the fact that 
litde kids were hattding out pam- 
phlets, but I guess controversy is 
always good." 

-Angle Woicll, St<^ 



"I didn't see many protesters, but 
I talked to students and they felt 
the protesters were very obtru- 



sive. 



-Deirdre Milligan,/««/or 




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1111 



Post 



Well this is it; in two days I will 
be a happily married man. 

The fun days of late nights 
out with the boys, later nights 
with girls and painful mornings 
trying to remember it all, are 
over. 

But that's O.K.; it's time for a 
change and a fresh start on how 
I live my life. 

^ The question is, what changes 
will married life bring? 

My fiance and 1 have been liv- 
ing together for three years now, 
so the day-to-day can't change 
that much right? 

But then we already have a 
room filled with old baby stuff 
that friends have given us, so at 
least one big change is probably 
around the corner. 

My fiance is not pregnant, I 
can assure you of diat after the 
mood she was in last week, but 
her bio-clock is obviously ricking 
judging by the glazed and greedy 
look that comes into her eyes 
anytime a word even begins with 



"ba." 

And there have been several 
uncomfortable conversations 
regarding names like Ewan or 
Dickens (who could be so 
cruel?). 

The baby discussions have led 
to talk of buying a house, with 
what money we are not sure, 
because the place we are current- 
ly renting is not up to par safety 
wise. 

And of course with the house 
comes worries about mortgages 
and insurance and saving for 
retirement at the end of it all. 

But wait, I'm not old yet, let's 
slow things down and think 
about all the good things that 
could happen in between. 

I would like to take my new 
wife to all the wonderful places 
that I have been in my life (a 
story for anodier time) and show 
her what I think makes diem so 
special. 

Hopefully we will share many 
wonderful plays and movies and 



concerts. 

Not to mention the romantic 
dinners, and relaxed lazv after- 
noons playing with our dogs. 

1 don't really know all of the 
wonderful things that married 
life will bring, just like I cannot 
know what challenges will lie 
along the path. 

The future is just that, a hazy 
and impenetrable mystery upon 
which to lay our hopes and fears. 

The only thing diat I know is 
that after Saturday, I will have 
someone to share the journey 
with as we help each other along 
the way. 

Oh and after a six-week mora- 
torium on sex I'm finally going 
to get some Saturday night. 

No monkeys invited. 





"I thought the pictures were dis- 
gusting, I didn't want to eat lunch 
after I saw that" 

--KeUy Slye, Senior 



"I thought those protesters were 
crazy." 

-Keysha Foster, Sem'or 





Nick Elmes 

Assistant Editor 




"I was glad to see Longwood stu- 
dents participating, we should 
have more protests to get people 
raUied up." 

— Lakisha Page, Senior 



"It got everyone in an uproar, but 
more than anything students were 
just laughing at the protesters." 

-Mark Rjitherford, /««/<?r 




September 18, 2003 



News 



PAGE 5 



Convocation: September 11, 2005 




Lieutenant Colonel Troy Littles spoke about being an 
American, appreciating freedom, and the fight on terrorism. 
A veteran of Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Littles has won 
many awards for his efforts while serving in the U.S. Army. 

Board of Visitors Meeting Update 



Press Release 



The Longwood University Board of 
Visitors took the following actions 
during its meeting on September 13: 

*Approved Operating and Capital 
Budget requests for faculty salaries, 
additional faculty, a new hospitality 
program, a 2+2 teacher preparation 
program with John Tyler Community 
College, modernization of the heat- 
ing plant, to build a lacrosse/field 
hockey complex, renovate Blackwell 
and the bookstore, renovate and 
expand Lankford, convert some of 
the Recreation Center funding from 
private to State funding, and to 
replace information systems. 

♦Approved an allocation of 
$835,000 from the University's 
General Reserve Fund and $75,000 
from the Housing Reserve Fund for 
repairs on the Bristow, Lancer, and 
Curry roofs and for property pur- 
chases. 

♦Approved changes in Student 
Handbook policies. 

♦Approved new policies regarding 



Safety Enforcement, Space 
Allocation and Assignment, and 
Space Configuration Management. 

♦Approved changes in the 
Employee Cash Match Plan to reflect 
provisions of the Economic Growth 
and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 
2001. • 

♦Awarded emeritus status to the 
late Dr. Edward D. Smith, professor 
of psychology and director of assess- 
ment and institutional research, and 
also awarded the distinction of Board 
of Visitors Distinguished Professor. 

A member of the Longwood fac- 
ulty since 1971, Dr. Smith, a national 
expert on student assessment and a 
former president of the Faculty 
Senate of Virginia, died August 2. 

♦Elected Barry Case rector, Helen 
Phillips vice rector, Dr. Helen 
Warriner-Burke secretary, and Ricky 
Otey member-at-large of the Board's 
executive committee. 

♦Approved resolutions of appreci- 
ation for James Hu^es and Sarah 
Terry, whose terms on the Board 
expired recendy. 




Senior Class officers, President, Monica Sober, Secretary, Angie Bottoms, and Vice-President, 
Bryan Lee, gave a toast to those attending. "The toast was found in a yearbook from 1899; it 
was read for the first time last year and our class did it again in an effort to make it a tra- 
dition. We saw it as something that would enhance the spirit, and it will be up to every sen- 
ior class president to make it a part of their speech at Convocation," said Sober. 




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September 18, 2003 



President Busk Wants To Expand Tke Patriot Act 



UWIRE 

On the second anniversary of the 
September 11 attacks, President 
Bush rallied Congress to imple- 
ment new provisions to the 
Patriot Act, expanding power to 
the Justice Department and other 
government agencies over indi- 
vidual citizens and suspected ter- 
rorists. 

"The Patriot Act imposed 
tough new penalties on terrorists 
and those who support them. But 
as the fight against terror pro- 
gressed, we have found areas 
where more help is required," said 
Bush. 

These new provisions have 



been voiced by Attorney General 
John Ashcroft, who wants to pur- 
sue the death penalty in more ter- 
rorism-related cases, to hold sus- 
pects without bail and to remove 
the grand jury from the steps 
needed to issue a subpoena. 

President Bush pressured 
Congress to act quickly to pass 
this legislation. 

"For the sake of the American 
people. Congress should change 
the law and give law enforcement 
officials the same tools they have 
to fight terror that they have to 
fight other crime," he said. 

Many argue that it will be hard 
to sell these proposals to 
Congress. 

They argue the political climate 



of the nation has changed con- 
siderably since the passage of the 
first Patriot Act, as the pro- 
American fervor which arose 
after the September 1 1 attacks is 
beginning to wear off. 

The ACLU launched a back- 
lash against Bush's endorsement 
of the "unnecessarily broad sur- 
veillance and domestic spying 
powers" and "anti-democratic 
security measures" granted in the 
bill, according to a press release. 

In launching the "Patriot 11" 
Act, President Bush has even put 
himself at odds with some 
Republican legislators who have 
joined Democrats in an effort to 
tone down part of the original 
Patriot Act. 



According to an Associated 
Press wire story, House Judiciary 
Committee chairman, James 
Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.) said 
he has reservations about the new 
subpoena powers the President is 
seeking for anti-terrorism investi- 
gations. 

However, a recent CNN/USA 
Today/ Gallup poll found that 
only 22 percent of Americans 
thought the administration had 
gone "too far" in restricting civil 
liberties. 

The poll also found that two- 
thirds believe the government 
should not take anti-terrorism 
steps which violate civil liberties. 

The President promoted the 
new measures during the second 



anniversary of the September 11 
attacks, calling the nation to action 
against future terrorists. 

"We will not wait for further 
attacks on innocent Americans. 
The best way to protect the 
American people is to stay on the 
offensive," he said. 

Student groups in universities 
across the nation are rising up 
against the implications of the 
new Patriot Act. 

"Expanding the Patriot Act is 
simply expanding the shame our 
president is bringing to this nation 
by attacking our principles in lib- 
erty," said Timothy Kaldas of 
Students for Peace and Justice at 
The George Washington 
University. 



16^1) earmold Allegedly Raped at William S^ Mary Party 



UWIRE 

A 16-year-old girl 

announced last weekend 
that she was raped at a 
September 6 fraternity party 
at the College of William & 
Mary. 

The girl, an unnamed res- 
ident of the middle penin- 
sula area near Williamsburg, 
was at a party at the Lambda 
Chi Alpha fraternity when 
the incident allegedly 



POTcontrpr 

3. The ovetpqjulation of die ptison 
system. 

8,000+ pco{^ get peiwlizcd widi the 
nMudatory aanimum sentence of ten 
years. Piison systems are being prepared 
to be given ova to cofpotarions to pro- 
duce products for a h^cr profit Hagcr 
pdnts out that the anti-^in^ campaign 
wiB be used to "fiid d^ slave labot" 

4. The miions of dollars that go 
toward the drug war. 

Hager points out that the miions 
dut go towatds djc wm on difugs could 
be used to educate people m the dan- 
gers of more harmM drugs and ihc 
tehai»litati(Hi of substance abusers. He 
talked abcmt bo«^ in his middle and hig^ 
school, the teachers wouJd tdl dwatn "\( 
lyou] ^noked pot, [fon\'d grow breasts 
like Dc% Parton, or...bea«ac sterile." 

5. Weed is a big part of Hager's cul- 
ture. 

Hagei; (mce a Lutheran, found diat 
die Goufitercultuie Imed anHind n(»i- 



bccurred. 

Though the girl has not 
filed charges and the 
College is not involved in 
the case, a state investiga- 
tion is ongoing, 

"The matter is in the 
hands of the 

Commonwealth's attorney," 
Vice President for Student 
Affairs Sam Sadler said. 
"We are not pursuing any 
investigation on our own, 
so not to prejudice his 
plans." 

violence and acceptance of all cultures, 
was more agreeable with his ideals. 
Beause pot is such a lai^ part of die 
counterculture, Hager asgats diat he 
should have the ri^t to smoke in accor- 
dance with his faidi. 

Bob Stutman, d^t away, defended his 
fiiendship widi Haget, s^ing, **You will 
never see us personally attack each 
odier...you caa disagree widi someone 
without bcii^ personally disagreeable." 
He dien goes on to completely contrast 
Hager's ai^juncnt. He says "just because 
niaiiju^ia is natural, does not mean it is 
good." 

In response to Hager's argument diat 
it is medicinally favoraUe, he said,''uiy 
doccor diat tells you to smoke anydiing is 
a fool" 

Stutman does ^ee with Hagcr, 
though 1^ bdking pecf k ^ for die 
use of dru^ is stupid, and die nation 
could save money if they wouU chat^ 
diepotides. 

As for heinp, Stutman points om diat 



A campus police state- 
ment said the girl was danc- 
ing with an unnamed male 
student when his female 
friend invited her upstairs 
for a drink. The girl accept- 
ed a shot of rum, and pro- 
ceeded to follow the male 
student into his room, she 
told police. 

The police statement 
then said the student imme- 
diately closed the door, 
pushed the girl dow^n and 
began to aggressively tear 

it is legal in Europe, but die majority 
does not write on hemp ps^ or wear 
hemp clothes. 

He points out, to oppose Hager's reli- 
^us argument, diat "just because we do 
it in the nanc of religbn also does not 
mean it's right..Pbur guys smokir^ in a 
basement somewhere docs not consti- 
tute a religous experience." 

Stutman reported th^ die number of 
pot users has gcMK down during the last 
tea years, and if "we kphe it, we will 
have far more users," therefore losing the 
progress diat the nation had gainai. 

Both had many quotes taken from 
medical jcwrnals to back xxp their pdnts 
of wehv - Hager, pulled firom medBcal 
journals diat were pronmaojuana, quot- 
ing doctors diat wrc forced into early 
tetircmcnt dmt had been in stq:|>ott of 
legalizii^ mcdkal marijuana. 

Ultinately, they wanted to show that 
dicy appreciated the odier's side of die 
issue, and hoped diat the students wodi 
uodeist^ didr points. 



off her clothes. She told 
police that although she was 
yelling "no" repeatedly and 
crying, he held her down, 
put on a condom and had 
sex with her. 

The report then said that 
the male student said the 
condom broke, at which 
point the girl yelled "stop" 
and the student allegedly sat 
up, giving her an opportuni- 
ty to get dressed and run 
away. 

According to the report, a 
student who worked in the 
fraternity complex said he 
saw the girl immediately 
afterward. The student said 
the girl looked to be in a 
state of "mental and physi- 
cal" distress. 

The girl sought treatment 
at Riverside Walter Reed 
Hospital in Gloucester, and 
the campus police were 
notified of the incident 
early Sunday, September 7. 

Following the incident, 
the College of William & 
Mary' has requested an 
internal review of social 
functions and alcohol on 
the campus, led by Sadler. 
The task force will access 
policies and procedures 
regarding alcohol that gov- 
ern student activities. 

William & Mary President 
Timothy Sullivan told the 
school's Board of Visitors 



that he expects the report to 
be finished by October 1 . 

William & Mary officials 
stressed that they are taking 
the matter seriously. 

"We're not just twiddling 
our thumbs waiting for the 
results of [the 

Commonwealth Attorney's] 
investigation," Sadler said. 
"All social privileges of 
Lambda Chi Alpha have 
been suspetlded until fur- 
ther notice." 

National Lambda Chi 
Alpha administrators also 
are involved in the investiga- 
tion. 

"We have someone work- 
ing directly \vith the campus 
police in Williamsburg, and 
we are cooperating thor- 
oughly with the college and 
legal authorities," said Kip 
Zurcher, chief operating 
officer of Lambda Chi 
Alpha. 

In a press release from the 
National Chapter of 
Lambda Chi Alpha, the fra- 
ternity expressed regret. 

"Lambda Chi Alpha 
Fraternity is aware of and 
deeply saddened by the alle- 
gations regarding one of its 
members at William & 
Mary," the release stated. 
"At this time no further 
details are known, but the 
fraternity will complete its 
own investigation as well." 



September 18, 2003 



News 



PAGET 



Campus Wide Protest Held On Campus Mondaij 




A Pro-.Choice banner was displayed behind Lankjord Student Union 





A Pro-Life van was used to transport protesters and banners on Monday 



Some students even protested the protest. Senior Jake Von Keyn and 
friends stood outside to speak out against the abortion protest. 




Disgusted students make an effort to block the graphic pictures presented by the anti-abortion group. 



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Calendar 



September 19- 25, 2003 



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Cancelled!!!!! 

23 



SGA Meeting 

Lankford ABC Rooms 
3:45 p.m. 

Just for Seniors 

Career Center 
5' 6 p.m. 

Men's Soccer 

vs. Gardner- Webb (N.C.) 
7 p.m. 

Graduate/Professional 
School Admissions 

Career Center 
7-8 p.m. 



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Field Hockey 

@Rider (N.J.) 
Noon 



Men's Soccer 

@Mary Washington 
2 p.m. 



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Women's Soccer 

@Roanoke 
1p.m. 

Field Hockey 

@Monmouth (N.J.) 
1 p.m. 

Syre Meeting 

Amelia Room 
6 p.m. 



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Job Search 
Strategy Workshop 

Hiner Lobby 
7-8 p.m. 



Mortial Arts Club 

Tabb Wrestling Room 
7:30' 9:30 p.m. 



Sexual Responsibility 
Week Begins 

Finding Summer 
Internship 

Career Center 
5' 6 p.m. 



Rotunda Meeting 

Student Union (across from 

the Post Office) 

7:30 p.m. 



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Just for Juniors 
and Sophomores 

Career Center 
5- 6 p.m. 

Baptist Student Union 

Behind Stubbs 
5:15 p.m. 

Unity Alliance 

Grainger G16 

8 p.m. » 



BASIC GOSPEL CHOIR 

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Features 



September 18, 2003 



Tke Man Came Around; Tke Life and Deatk of Joknnij Cask 



Shawn Garrett 

Staff W'riter 

On the cold, gray morning of 
September 12, 2003, the man 
finally came for Johnny Cash. 
Cash, a music legend made 
famous by his mournful, often 
bitter yet slyly optimistic sound, 
died of complications from dia- 
betes Friday at Baptist Hospital in 
Nashville, Tennessee. He was 71. 

With his gravelly, baritone 
voice, he helped spread the popu- 
lar rockabilly sound with the likes 
of Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, 
Carl Perkins, Ricky Nelson, 
Buddy HoUy, Bill Haley and the 
Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rov 
^^Orbison, the Everly Brothers, 
and Ritchie Valens. 

Unlike some of his contempo- 
raries Cash was determined to 
stay true to his country and folk 
beginnings, writing and singing 
compassionately about the rough 
edges of Americana: the West, 
cowboys, outlaws, prisoners, 
hobos, blue-collar workers and 
desperate lovers. "1 Walk the 



Line," "Folsom Prison Blues," 
"Sunday Morning Coming 
Down," "I Still Miss Someone," 
"A Boy Named Sue," and "Big 
River," are among his greatest 
hits, as well as "Ring of Fire," 
which was written by his late 
wife, June Carter Cash. 

Although slowed in recent 
years by mounting illness and 
infirmity. Cash continued to 
release roughly an album a year 
up until last year with the record- 
ing of his acclaimed American 
IV: The Man Comes Around. 

The tide track. Cash's biting 
lake on Judgment Da)", is an 
example of all that Cash has 
come to rule in the world of 
music: that deep, pensive voice, 
gritty country-folk sound, and 
eerie topical significance. 

His latest string of albums, 
called the American series 
include a number of spectacular 
and redefining covers, such as 
Depeche Mode's "Personal 
Jesus" and Nine Inch Nails' 
"Hurt," the video for which won 
MTVs Video Music Award for 



best cinematography. 

John R. Cash was born on 
February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, 
Arkansas. Over the next 71 years 
the singer-songwriter recorded a 
staggering 1,500 songs and sold 
more than 50 million records. 

In a career that stretched back 
to the birth of rock n' roll, the 
music of the "Man in Black"-as 
he was called for his lifelong 
protest of injustice by wearing all 
black both on and off stage-came 
to exemplify the stories of the 
downtrodden and disenfran- 
chised, while blending the sounds 
of folk, country, blues, and pop. 

For those who loved him. Cash 
was a rebel, an outlaw in his own 
right from the soulless and empty 
majority of the recording indus- 
try. No fancy lights or special 
effects, usually standing alone on 
stage with guitar in hand, one got 
the impression he had done it all 
himself-no roadies, no producers, 
no mixers. 

He opened every concert like 
somebody new on the scene, 
humble and unassuming. "Hello," 



Mvj Two Cents: Ckeatin Heart 



Willard A. Vaughn 

Opinion Editor 

The word of the week is igno- 
rance. 

Merriam- Webster defines 
ignorance as "...resulting from 
or showing lack of knowledge 
or intelligence" (www.m- 
w.com). 

I think that its safe to say that 
we all saw a gross display of this 
world at least once this week. 

Whether it be having to run 
out of our dorms at 3 a.m. 
despite the knowledge that the 
fire alarm equipment was dam- 
aged (also due to ignorance) 
thus causing the alarm to go off. 

Or, our beloved school 
expecting us to study by flash- 
light assuming that there is a 
power outage associated with a 
hurricane that seems to want to 
come ashore. 

The word of the week is 
ignorance. 

Now on to the question of 
the week: 

Dear Willard: 



Ok., l^t's say [hjpothetically] 
you have a girlfriend while you're in 
college, but yc^ij girlfriend lives back 
home and you see each other maybe 
once a month. You two love each 
other a lot; you get along perfectly 
and the sex is great. But while 
you're at college, you meet another 
girl and become friends with her and 
there is a strong sexual attraction, 
but you're no more than friends. 
What do you do? 

Sincerely 

Oops, I did it again. 

One piece of personal infor- 
mation that I edited out of this 
letter was that "Oops..." is a 
freshmen. I don't want- to 
sound ignorant, but stick with 
me here a second and I'm pret- 
ty sure that if this hasn't hap- 
pened to you, you know some- 
one to whom it has happened. 

My friend, you have fallen 
victim to what I call the 
Freshman Relationship Curve. 
I will spare you the math les- 
son; what it boils down to is 
that if you decided to go far 



away to college while having a 
string attached to this person 
back home, you're relationship 
is more likely to fail within the 
first month of school. 

Now, before I get angry let- 
ters, think about it. I'm not say- 
ing that all long distance rela- 
tionships are destined to fail. 
They are just more likely to fail; 
especially if you're a sociable 
person, You go out, you meet 
people, you see someone you're 
attracted to, and you have some 
premarital sex. 

Then, you realize "HOLY 
CRAP I HAVE A 
BOYFRIEND/GIRL- 
FRIEND!" 

And it all goes to hell in a 
handbasket from there. 

What you need to do (or 
what I would do) is to evaluate 
the situation. You have to ask 
yourself, "Am I willing to give 
up this potentially healthy, lov- 
ing, long lasting relationship for 
a fling." 

See TWO CENTS p. 11 



he would always inform the audi- 
ence, "I'm Johnny Cash." Cash 
was the recipient of 11 Grammy 
awards, most recendy for Best 
Male Country Vocal Performance 
for the song "Give My Love to 
Rose." 

He was inducted into the 
Country Music Hall of Fame in 
1980 and into the Rock and Roll 
Hall of Fame in 1992. His influ- 
ence touched a generation of 
singers who followed him, includ- 
ing Bruce Springstein, Tom Pett)', 
and Bob Dylan, who often sited 
Cash as a major source of inspi- 
ration. 

Cash got his start on the now 
legendary Sun Records in 
Memphis. Sun owner Sam 
Phillips initially denied him a 
recording contract. In order to 
convince Phillips, Cash wrote the 
lyrics to the little known "Hey 
Porter," and then "Cry, Cry, Cry" 
which was released in 1955 and 
sold more than 100,000 copies. 
Also in 1955, Cash recorded 
"Folsom Prison Blues," which 
reached No. 4 on the Billboard 



Country and Western chart. He 
went on to tour with Elvis, Luther 
Perkins, and George Jones and in 
the following year released "I 
Walk The Line," which reached 
No, 1 on the C & W chart and the 
top 20 on the Billboard Pop 
chart. 

Cash began to turn out hit after 
hit and started making several tel- 
evision appearances on variety 
and music programs. At the 
zenith of his popularity, Cash was 
making more than 250 appear- 
ances a year and was starring in 
his own show entitled "The 
Johnny Cash Show." 

Even with aU of his success. 
Cash was unable to resist the 
temptation of drugs and alcohol. 
His personal life began to col- 
lapse after week long binges and 
tirades from his abuse of over the 
counter medication and then 
heavier drugs, such as cocaine and 
heroin. 

After a spiral into self-destruc- 
tion that lasted several years and 

See CASH p. 11 



Ambassador Spotlight 

By Emily Milter 

There were times at Longwood when... 

/^ It was lights out at 1 1:00pm for the freshmen, so they hid in 
the bathrooms to study. 

/*i You couldn't drink within the town limits of Famiville- taxi 
loads of students would go down to "Leo's" (a beer joint at 
Dowdy's Comer,) just outside the town limits. 

<4« There was no Oktoberfest- only "Circus" a homecoming 
weekend for alums. 

/*i Girls were required to wear a hat to church (everyone had to 
go to church.) 

d^ Freshmen were known as "rats" and had to wear beanies. 

/»•; Raincoats were worn over nightgowns to breakfast and to 
class. 

A The dorm room door had to be left open and feet had to be 
kept on the floor when you had a visitor. 

/»•: It was 107° for ten days straight. 

/»; The students lived with the college president, and he was their 
legal guardian. 

A Girls sunbathed on the roof In dyed underwear and bras, 

/»-: A date had to come calling for his girl at the RoUinda and wait 
for her in the parlor. 



September 18, 2003 



Features 



Letter s From London 



Paula Nusbaum 

Staff Winter 

I'm finally in Ix>ndon. I've been 
here for three days and ever)thing 
is so overwhelming. 

I'm not sure even where to 
begin. London is such a wonderful 
city - it isn't what I expected. The 
weather has been perfect - 
although I've been told that it 
won't last long,. The students are 
friendly. 

I'm living in Marleybone, which 
is in Zone 1 or central London. It's 
the perfect location for someone 
who wants to really experience the 
city atmosphere, very much the 
opposite of Farmville. 

London is a lot like NYC where 
there are lot of people, lots of 
shops, and tons of things to do. 
The biggest difference I can find 
between the two is that London 
smells a lot better - at least in the 
area I live. 

I haven't met many British stu- 
dents yet because the international 
students have to do a lot of orien- 
tation sessions together, but I'm 
hoping that once classes begin I 
will be able to meet more people. I 
have mosdy English classes, includ- 
ing: Modernism I, Post War British 
Fiction, and Linguistics. I also have 
a course called Art and Society, 
where teachers take students to the 
museums like the National Gallery, 
the Tate Modern, and St. Paul's 




Church for 
the class peri- 
od. 

I'm some- 
what of a 
novice at art, 
but I'm hop- 
ing to learn a 
lot through 
the course. I 
also had my 
first outing 
last night. 

Cultural 
Experiences 
Abroad, 
a.k.a. CEA, is hosting my trip here 
at the University of Westminster, 
and besides helping prepare the 
students for their trip here, they 
also organize periodic excursions 
and events for us. 

Last night Danielle," our on-sight 
director, took us out to Wine's 
Wharf, which is south of the River 
Thames. 

At the restaurant we had the 
opportunity to do wine tasting 
(don't worry - I'm 21) and try tapas 
(appetizers). 

The wine was ok (don't really 
have a taste for it) but the food was 
good. It was a lot different from 
American food like buffalo wings 
and onion rings. My favorite tapa 
was a duck spring roll it was differ- 
ent but very good. 

So far adjusting to London has 
been relatively painless. You do 



have to accommodate certain dif- 
ferences, but those differences are 
so subde or insignificant that it's 
easy to adapt to them. 

For example, driving in the UK 
is opposite that in the US. So you 
just need to be cautious when 
crossing the road to make sure you 
don't get run over (I've come close 
a few times). 

Also, the drinking water tastes 
different here it's very subde, but 
definitely different. Still, water is 
water. 

Even though it can be frustrat- 
ing at times I like the differences. It 
not only forces you to appreciate 
luxuries you enjoyed in the US, but 
also to become flexible and patient, 
which are good qualities to have. 

I will update you again next 
week with my fiirst couple days of 
classes. 



TWO CENTS cont'd p.lO 

You have to figure out what 
each person in this love tri- 
angle means to you and 
carefully define that. Like I 
said last week, don't let 
someone else define w^hat 
they mean to you. 

You have to work on 
making yourself happy 
before you can make some- 
one else happy. 

If your current signifi- 
cant other fails in compari- 
son to this new healthy 
strong attraction, then per- 
haps it*s time to cut them 
loose and see what hap- 
pens. Just make sure you're 
completely honest the 
entire way with everyone 
involved. 

If you have any relation- 
ship related questions, feel 
firee to send them to rotun- 
da@longwood.edu with my 
name in the subject. And as 
always* be kind to each 
otiier*s hearts; the next one 
that breaks migjjt be yours. 



PAGE 11 



CASH cont'd p.lO 

culminated in a bod of final inter- 
nal strugg^ in a cave just outsick 
Chattano<^, Tennessee, Cash 
found what he called ''a peace widi 
God" and emerged widi a renewed 
faith in Christ "It was said of jazz 
great Duke Ellington that his music 
was Iscyond category,'" said Charies 
Wolfe, music historian and author at 
Middle Tennessee State Unh^rsity. 

"The same could be said of 
Johnny Cash - he too was beyond 
category. His music was simply i 
genre unto itself, Johnny Cash 
music." 

Cash continued to work in an out 
of the spotligjht, most rccendy widi 
famed producer Rick Ruben, wIkj 
signed such acts as Run DMC and 
was responsible for much of tl« 
early success of labels like Dcf Jani^ 
Johnny Cash is survived by four 
dau^ters, one son, 12 grandcMs 
dren and miflicMis of &ns die wofil 
over. 

Richard Cline of \AC!U ana 
Jlistin Dhv^ of Middle Tenni 
State Chiversity catttritautfid to 
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Tke New Way To Evaluate Professors 



John Swapceinsld and Justin 
Ranson 

Guest Writers 



Each semester, college students 
are asked to fill out teacher eval- 
uations, only to watch the infor- 
mation disappear into the abyss, 
never to be seen again. 

Word of mouth was the only 
option students had to learn 
about professors until recendy. 
At RateMyProfessors.com 

(http: / / www.ratemyprofessors.c 
om), students can now anony- 
mously rate professors on their 
helpfulness, clarity, difficulty of 
classes, and even physical attrac- 
tiveness. 

Students can also leave com- 



ments about professors and the 
courses they teach. 

The website was founded in 
1999 by John Swapceinski, who 
graduated that year from San 
Jose State University. "I got the 
idea for the site after taking a 
class with a particularly dastard- 
ly professor who often left stu- 
dents in tears and genuinely 
seemed to enjoy it," he said. 

Students who visit the site 
can check professors' ratings, or 
rate professors on a 1 to 5 scale, 
5 being the best, in the cate- 
gories of helpfulness, clarity, 
and easiness. 

Although some expect the 
site to be just a place to bash 
professors, almost 70% of the 



ratings are positive, according to 
Swapceinski. 

At the tirfie of this writing, 
RateMyProfessors.com had a 
total of 583 ratings for 130 
Longwood University profes- 
sors. 

Lotigwood University's high- 
est rated professor was 
Professor Jim Jordan of the 
Anthropology department, with 
an overall rating of 4.9. 

Of the 15 ratings for this pro- 
fessor, comments included "if 
you don't laugh in class, you 
should see a physician as soon 
as possible," and "Dr. Jordan is 
DA BOMB!! His stories rock 
and he makes anthropology 
fiin!" 



The website also displays 
each school's "hottest" profes- 
sors, indicated by a red chili 
pepper icon. With 10 "hot" 
votes. Professor Larissa Smith 
just may be the sexiest professor 
on campus. 

The site is not without its 
critics. Some students question 
the validity of the ratings, espe- 
cially since students are not 
reqvdred to log in to rate profes- 
sors. 

Even the site's list of fre- 
quently asked questions admits, 
"Remember, we have no way of 
knowing who is doing the rating 
- students, the teacher, other 
teachers, parents, dogs, cats, 
etc. 



The website includes a section 
of the funniest ratings ever post- 
ed. One reads, "Boring! But I 
learned there are 137 tiles on the 
ceiling." Another: "He will 
destroy you like an academic 
ninja." 

Swapceinski stated he receives 
threats of legal action from irate 
professors every week. "It's 
amazing," he said, "the number 
of professors with Ph.D's who 
don't get the concept of the First 
Amendment." 

About the authors: John 
Swapceinski is the founder of 
RateMyProfessors.com. 

Justin Ranson is a Sophomore 
Music Education student at 
Longwood University. 



PAGE 12 



Style 



September 18, 2003 



HOROSCOPES 



by Sam Wise-Ridges 



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libra (Sep. 23-Oct 22) 

QoiioQ in tke Student Union tastes like waterij butt; connections? I don't know. 

Scx>rpio(Oct23.-Nov.21) 

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see tke interview witk Arnold on Oprab? 

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Don t kead lor cover; kead for tke partij. 

Capricorn (Dec 22 Jan 19) 

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Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 

You look like a dead fisk. 

Pisces (FeklQ-Mar. 20) 

All kail to tube tops and booty skorts. 

Aries (Mar. 21-April 19) 

Wko doesn t love tke boobies? 

Taurus (April 20'-May 20) 

It would do some good to listen to WMLU 913 
on Fridays from l'-3pm. Except not tkis week 
or next week, but after tkat, you're good to go. 

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My mom says you're welcome. 

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Style 



Ou idoor Film Series Ends Early 



Greg Tsigaridas 

Guest Writer 



The Downtown Film Series was 
supposed to present West Side 
Story, the final film of the sixth 
season of the award-winning 
"Stars Under The Stars" pro- 
gram. 

The winner of 10 Academy 
Awards including Direction, 
Cinematography, Score, and Best 
Picture, West Side Story is consid- 
ered to be among the best musi- 
cals ever and helped to usher in a 
new era of movie musical. 

Echoing _the,,4€nre story of 
Shakespeare's Komeo ana Juliet, the 



film stars Natalie Wood and 
Richard Beymer as star-crossed 
lovers whose ethnic backgrounds 
tie them to rival gangs. 

As their impossible love affair 
develops, the Sharks and the Jets 
fight to claim and protect their 
share of territory in early 1960's 
New York. 

The familiar story is supported 
by a memorable soundtrack by 
Leonard Bernstein and Stephen 
Sondheim, stunning choreogra- 
phy, and brilliant direction from 
Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. 

The influence of West Side 
Story is far-reaching, and can be 
seen in everything from GAP ads. 



to movies such as Shrelk. and 
Analy:^ That to Micheal Jackson's 
video for "Beat It." 

West Side Story will be canceled 
due to hurricane Isabel. The 
Outdoor Film Series will resume 
again next summer. 




Parents Weekend. Still a Jovj in tke Rain 



Brette Lawrence 

Staff Wnter 

For many students, Parents 
Weekend is the first time since 
they've moved in that they are 
able to see their family. 

Despite the rain, students 
seemed to enjoy seeing their par- 
ents and participating in the activ- 
ities that the school had planned. 

The weekend included several 
workshops, as well as the quarter 
mile fundraiser that was put on by 
the Universits's Fraternities and 
Sororities. 

Also occurring on Saturday 
afternoon were the "Captains 
Choice" golf tournament, and 
other fun family athletic events. 
Also, Lancer Productions showed 
the popular film Finding Nemo 
early in the afternoon. 

There were also several per- 
formances including Barry Drake 
doing a bit on 60's rock, and 
when the music mattered. 

Also performing was David 
Binder, who played music during 
lunch on Saturday Saturday night, 
the Jarman Auditorium was hys- 
terical, courtesy of the comedic 
antics of the Second City 
Comedy Troupe. 

While it was good that a variety 
of activities were provided, many 
students felt a litde overwhelmed 
by the assortment of events that 
they had to decide between, and 
not everyone was able to attend 
all of the activities that they had 
wanted to go to. 



The bookstore was also 
opened extended hours this 
weekend to fdl the needs of visit- 
ing families who were flocking to 
the store to stock up on 
Longwood University spirit-wear. 

They bookstore gave out valu- 
able coupons that were worth 
20% off of any item. 

While most of the activities 
were not affected by Saturday's 
inclement weather, a few changes 
had to be made. 

The picnic lunch that was 
scheduled had to be moved 



indoors, and many of the partici- 
pants who were supposed to 
attend the golf tournament on 
Saturday afternoon did not show 
up. 

Despite this, those who did 
show up seemed to enjoy them- 
selves. 

Overall, parents " . weekend 
seemed to be a hit. On Sunday 
afternoon, the families headed 
for home thinking about the fun 
time they had at this year's par- 
ents weekend at Longwood 
University. 




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Sports 

Field Hockey Victorious in Jokn 
Wesner Memorial Tournament 



September 18, 2003 



sports Information 

The Longwood University field 
hockey team captured the John 
Wesner Memorial Tournament 
championship this weekend 
winning three games in two days 
over Catawba, Kutztown and 
Indiana-Pennsylvania. 

Sophomore Alexis Ramey 
(Westminster, Calif. /Marina) 
was named the Tournament 
MVP among five LU players 
earning All- 

Tournament Team 
honors. 

Ramey was joined on 
the All-Tournament 
Team by Hawkins, 
along with sophomores 
Sarah Hitchings 

(Virginia Beach, 

Va./Kempsville), Julie 
Price (Stafford, 

Va./North Stafford), 
and Marina Sizow 
(Virginia Beach, 

Va./Kempsville). 

In the first game 
against Catawba, the 
Lancers came out in 
full force, scoring three 
goals in the first half. 

Sizow nailed a shot 
straight into the back 
on the net off of a 
penalty corner at the 
20:50 mark, Ramey 
also scored for 
Longwood off of a 
penalty corner at the 10:20 
mark. 

Senior Andrea Wilkinson 
(Chantilly, Va./Chantilly) made 
the score 3-0 going into the half, 
putting the ball past the goal- 
keeper off of a cross from Price 
at the top of the circle with 30 
seconds left. 

In the second period, 
Hitchings put one in the net at 
the 18:20 mark with help from 
Wilkinson. Price put the finish- 
ing touches on the shut out, 
scoring on a penalty corner 
from senior Erin Sixsmith 
(Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) 
with five minutes left in the 
match. «. 



Longwood split its time in 
the net between junior Julie 
Patterson (Esmont, Va./ 
Monticello), who played for 50 
minutes and had one save, and 
freshman Chris Cimino (Fairfax 
Station, Va./ Hay field) who was 
credited with four saves in 20 
minutes. 

Senior Maria Maculaitis (Red 
Bank, N.J./Rumson-Fair 

Haven) and sophomore 
Shannon Ratte (Virginia Beach, 
Va./Kempsville) were credited 




with one defensive save each. 

In game two of the tourna- 
ment, the Lancers took a 1-0 
lead over Kutztown going into 
the half, with Ramey scoring at 
the 12:61 mark. 

Kutztown came back in the 
second half and scored with 
three minutes remaining to 
send the game into overtime. 

In the extra period, Hawkins 
gave the Lancers the victory 
scoring off a rebound from the 
goalkeeper at the 11:10 mark. 

Patterson played all 70 min- 
utes in net for Longwood and 
recorded 1 1 saves. 

In the championship match, 
Longwood opened the scoring 



in the first half when Ramey 
found the back of the cage at 
13:43, assisted by freshman 
Katy Lernihan (Fredericksburg, 
Va./ Chancellor) on a penalty- 
corner play. 

Wilkinson gave the Lancers a 
2-0 lead at the intermission 
when she tallied a goal at 16:43, 
assisted by Hawkins. Ramey 
added an insurance goal in the 
second half at 52:25, assisted by 
Ratte on another penalty-corner 
play for a 3-0 lead. 

The host Indians 
avoided the shutout 
when Chrissy Hill 
scored a goal at 54:36, 
assisted by Kandice 
Pyles. 

Patterson played all 
70 minutes in net for 
the Lancers and made 
12 saves as Indiana-Pa. 
took a 12-8 advantage 
in shots, and a 16-13 
edge in penalty-cor- 
ners. Jamie Parell five 
saves for the hosts. 

Longwood is now 3- 
4 overall and will play 
again this Friday, Sept. 
19, at NCAA Division 
I Towson University in 
Maryland. 

The Lancers' offense 
this season is led by a 
group of underclass- 
men. 

Sophomore Alexis 
Ramey has tallied five 
goals and one assists in seven 
games, including scoring four 
goals this past weekend at the 
John Wesmer Memorial 
Tournament. 

Sophomore Julie Price and 
freshman Jen Hawkins follow 
with one goal each, while senior 
Erin Sixsmith leads Longwood 
with two assists. 

In net for the Lancers, junior 
Julie Patterson has recorded 56 
saves and a .737 saves percent- 
age. 

Freshman Chris Cimino saw 
her first action for Longwood as 
goalkeeper against Catawba 
Saturday and had four saves in 
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Women s Cross Country Wins 
Danville Collegiate Ckallenge 



sports Information 

Longwood University totaled 
33 points to win the seven- 
team 2003 Danville 
Collegiate Challenge 
September 13 in Danville — 
the second-straight year that 
the Lancers have won this 
event. 

Junior Jessica Walton/ 
Williamsburg (Jamestown) 
who won the 5K (3.1 miles) 
race with a course-record 
and personal-best time of 
20:41 among 34 runners 
overall. 

Longwood will return to 
action September 20 with its 
participation in the James 
Madison University 



Invitational in Harrisonburg. 

In Danville, Walton was 
followed by junior Lynette 
Robinson /Mineral (Louisa 
Co.) with her time of 20:43 to 
place third — also bettering 
the previous course-record. 

Other Longwood runners 
included juniors Tiffany 
Denby/ Charlottesville 

(Monticello) (23:13, 9th) and 
Holly Miller/ Newport News 
(Woodside) (23:28, 10th), 
along with graduate student 
Theresa Bridge/ Far mville 
(Prince Edward Co.) (24:11, 
14di). 

Following the JMU compe- 
tition, Ix)ngwood will partici- 
pate in the Maymont Festival 
September 26 in Richmond. 



Men s Cross Countrij Second in 
Danville Collegiate Ckallenge 



sports Information 

Longwood University totaled 
77 points to finish second 
among seven teams at the 
2003 Danville Collegiate 
Challenge September 13 in 
Danville. 

For the second-straight 
week, it is the highest team 
finish for the Lancers in the 
three-year history of the pro- 
gram. 

Barton (N.C.) won the 
event with 46 points. 

Longwood will return to 
action September 20 with its 
participation in the James 
Madison University 

Invitational in Harrisonburg, 

In Danville, freshman 
Keith Smith /Powhatan 

(Powhatan) led Longwood 
with his time of 30:21 to 



place fourth among 47 run- 
ners overall in the 8K (5.0 
miles) event. 

Smith was followed by 
classmate Chris 

Gibbs/Richmond (L.C. Bird) 
(32:42, 15th), sophomore Joel 
Burkett/Chester field 
(Manchester) (33:47, 20th), 
junior Greg Harrison/Faijfax 
(Robinson) (33:48, 21st), 
freshman Wes 

Spece/Martinsville (Carlisle) 
(34:14, 25th), sophomore 
John Lampkins/Chesapeake 
(Western Branch) (35:58, 
29th), along with freshman 
Deo Smith/ Bridgeport, 
Conn. (Kolbe Cathedral) 
(41:28,44th). 

Following the JMU compe- 
tition, Longwood will partici- 
pate in the Maymont Festival 
September 26 in Richmond. 



September 18, 2003 



Sports 



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sports hformoHon 

The Longwood University men's 
soccer team faced tough compe- 
tition this past weekend at the 
Old Dominion Stihl Soccer 
Classic in Norfolk, Va. 

In Friday's match against 
William & Mary, the Lancers 
came out strong, but couldn't 
hold off the Tribe, falling 6-0. 

Longwood split time in the 
net between freshman Justin 
Brock (Palo Alto, Calif /Palo 
Alto), who had two saves, and 
sophomore Bryan Sanford 
(Springfield, Va./West 

Springfield) who was credited 
with one save. 

Senior forward Mark Connelly 
(Warrenton, Va. /Fauquier) led 
the Lancers with two shots, fol- 
lowed by senior midfielder 
Shawn Spilman (Cincinnati, 
Ohio/Oak Hills) with one. 

In Sunday's gairie against No. 



6 Old Dominion, the Lancers 
battied tough for the opening 45 
minutes as the hosts could only 
manage one first-half goal at 
22:52 from Attila Vendegh. 

The powerful Monarchs 
pulled away in the second half, 
getting goals from Vendegh 
(49:05), Kyle Hartiey (55:16), a 
pair from Kevin McMenamin 
(64:50, 75:46), and Gianni 
Cimini (84:27) for a final score 
of 6-0. 

Sanford started in goal and 
played the first 51:39, allowing 
just two goals with two saves as 
Old Dominion took a 15-3 
advantage in shots and an 8-1 
edge in corner-kicks. 

Brock fmished in front of the 
net, playing the final 30:21 and 
allowing four goals with two 
saves. 

Monarch keepers Samuel 
Cameron (1) and John Connelly 
combined for one save. 

Spilman and junior Stuart 



Bertsch (Norfolk, Va. /Maury) 
were each named to the AU- 
Tournament Team. 

The Lancers are now 2-5 this 
season and will play again this 
Wednesday, September 17, at 
Division I Winthrop University 
in South Carolina. 

The Lancers are led this sea- 
son by Bertsch who has scored 
three goals and tallied 14 shots 
through seven games. 

Matt Dishner 

(Mechaniscburg, Pa. /Jefferson 
Forest (Va.]) and James Agorsor 
(Gambrillis, Md. /South River) 
each have one goal for the 
Lancers, while Spilman and 
Tony Soles Springfield, 
Va./West Springfield) have been 
credited with one assist apiece 
this season. 

In the net. Brock has record- 
ed 18 saves and a .514 saves per- 
centage, while Sanford has 12 
saves and a .632 saves percent- 
age. 



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Long;wood University 

went 0-1-1 during the past 
week, including a 0-0 double- 
overtime tie at NCAA 
Division I Liberty University 
September 13 after a 4-1 set- 
back at Francis Marion (S.C.) 
September 10. 

The Lancers are now 1-2-1 
this season, and were sched- 




uled to play again September 
17 at Division II Barton 
College in North Carolina. 

At Liberty — a member of 
the Big South Conference, 
the Lancers and Flames 
played through 90 minutes 
of reg;ulation and an addi- 
tional 20 minutes of over- 
time (two 10-minute peri- 
ods) with neither team able 
to dent the scoreboard. 
Longwood's best scoring 
opportunity was a 
shot that went just 
wide of the far 
post when senior 
Phoebe 
Munson/ Virginia 
Beach (Tallwood) 
beat the host 
keeper. 

Junior keeper 
Lindsay 
Naill/ Alexandria 
(Bishop Ireton) 
made seven saves 



as Liberty took a 9-3 shot- 
advantage, and a 3-2 edge in 
corner-kick opportunities. 

At FMU, the Patriots led 
3-0 at the intermission en 
route to the victory, 

Longwood tallied a goal 
early in the second half to 
narrow the deficit to 3-1 as 
sophomore April 

Lockley/California, Md. 
(Leonardtown) finished a 
cross from freshman Kelsie 
Bradberry/Richmond 
(Monacan) at 55:49. 

The hosts wrapped-up the 
scoring with a goal at 89:25. 
Freshman keeper Heather 
Storrie/Spring Grove, Pa. 
(Spring Grove) played the 
first half with no saves, 
while Naill had one save in 
the second half for the 
Lancers. 

Francis Marion took a 10- 
5 advantage in shots, and a 
6-3 edge in corner- kick 



opportunities. 
Through four 



Naill has played 155 min- 
matches, utes in front of the net, 

allowing just one 
goal (0.58) with 
eight saves for an 
.889 save percent- 
age. 

Storrie has 

played 225 minutes 
in front of the net, 
allowing six goals 
(2.40) with 12 
saves for a .667 
save percentage. 

Following the 
Barton match, 
Longwood will 
return home to Lancer Field 
to host Division I Virginia 
Military Institute — another 
member of the Big South 
followed by Lockley (1 goal) Conference September 19 at 
along with freshmen Anna 7 p.m. in Farmville. 
Gravely /Virginia Beach The Lancers will then play 

(Frank W. Cox) (1 goal) and on the road again September 
Tiffany Crane /Virginia 21 at Division III Roanoke 

Beach (Kellam) (2 assists). College. 




Longwood is led in scoring 
by Bradberry with one goal 
and one assist for three 
points (0.75). Bradberry is 




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Tuesday, September 23 - Sex Jeopardy 

LOCATION: Lankford Student Union 'A' Room 6:00pm 

This fun spin on the popular game show will help attendees gain a 
better understanding of sexual health issues facing college students today, 

Wednesday, September 24 - Fearsome Foursome 

LOCATION: Lankford Student Union 'B' & 'C Rooms 6:00pm 



This is the true story of 4 Longwood students and their journey to help 
others understand what it's like to not be heterosexual on college campuses. 
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relationship and characteristics of healthy relationships. 






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Volume 83, Number 5 



Tke Aitermatk of Isabel 



Liz Richards 

Editor-in-Chief 

Only days after Hurricane Isabel 
hit the eastern seaboard, and left 
a number of Virginians without 
power, tornados touched down 
over the Richmond area. 

Residents, some still without 
power, were woken by pre-dawn 
tornados with winds as high as 
112 mph, stronger than those of 
Isabel. 

The wind and rain left behind 
even more flooded roadways, 
damaged homes and uprooted 
trees. 

Tornados touched down in 
Nottoway, then moved towards 
Richmond and then northeast 
into Maryland. 

Another tornado that began 
in King William County also 
touched down in King and 



Queen counties southeast of 
Hampton Roads. 

Six areas were hit although 
there's no report on how many 
individual tornados caused the 
damage. 

According to the National 
Weather Center, one spotted near 
a middle school in Chesterfield 
County left a path 3 miles long 
and 200 yards wide. 

According to The Richmond 
Times Dispatch, damage costs have 
risen to $500 million, becoming 
Virginia's most expensive natural 
disaster. 

A number of residents went 
without power after Tuesday's 
tornados, raising the total num- 
ber of those without power to 
600,000. 

See AFTERMATH p 4 



Shawn Garrett 

Guest Winter 



Margaret Gibson Reads at Longwood 

head Dr. Craig Challender. Dr. 

Challender read from Mrs. 
~ Gibson's work before giving 

"Voices, voices. Listen my heart about 35 Longwood faculty and 
as only saints have listened..." So students, as well as a handful of 
began the first reading of the local residents, a brief personal 
2003-2004 Author's Series, a history of die poet, including her 
chain of celebrated prose and local ties. 

poetry writers who came to Gibson has degrees from two 

Longwood to give readings from Virginia colleges, Hollins College 

their selected works. ' and the University of Virginia; 

The readings, in the same vein her mother was a Longwood 




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Tke Fearsome Foursome Retvirns 



Leslie Smith 

News Editor 



as a piano recital or gallery exhibi- 
tion, grant the work of the author 
the intended narrative voice, and 
thus an incredibly enriching and 
often moving experience for the 
audience. 

Last night's reading was given 



graduate of the class of 1928; 
and her sister, who was present at 
the reading, is a resident of 
Farmville. 

The readings moved between 
the sorrow of a besieged South 
American village, and the novelty 



by renowned poet Margaret and fancy of a bird trapped in the 

Gibson. Gibson is the audior of poet's living room, determined to 

seven collections of poetry escape tiirough a single closed 

including Icon and Evidence (2001); window though all the others 

Earth E/egy, New and Selected Poems were wide open. 

(1997); The Vigil, A Poem in Four Discussions in her poems 

Voices; Out in the Open (1989); touched on other scenes such as 

Memories of the Future, The the Hail Bopp comet, love affairs 

Daybooks of Tina Modotti; hong with trees and fellow poets or the 

Walks in the Afternoon; and Signs personification of a beloved field 

(1979). in "Episde to the Field." 

Gibson, dressed in a knee- Notably among the attending 

length kimono, seemed to glide faculty was Dean Cordle and a 
across the stage following an 

introduction by Author Series See POET p. 5 



Walter Gray, Amy Whipple, 
Natasha Caballero, and Jessica 
Smith were Wednesday's 
"Fearsome Foursome," with Sarah 
Rogers and Jenn Dize mediating. 

Rogers and Dize gave a few sta- 
tistics before starting the forum, 
including: "92% of gay men and 
women have suffered through 
verbal attacks and 40% through 
physical," Rogers said. Dize says,^ 
"In 1974, homosexuality was con- 
sidered a psychological disease." 

Jessica Smith started off the 
discussion, saying that she is a 
senior, and has been a vegetarian 
since 8th grade, which was a char- 
acteristic according to the movie 
But Vm a Cheerleader. 

She admits to being a "girly 
girl" as a child, with a bubblegum 
pink bedroom. 

Smith flirted with the boys, and 
did her girlfriends' hair for prom 



and danqes. She grew up with a 
liberal nonreligious background, 
and her mom was pretty open 
about sex. 

Smith knew from high school 
that she had similar feelings for 
girls as she did for guys, but she 
never thought that it might be 
abnormal. 

Then, when she was accepted 
to Sweet Briar College, she found 
out that her roommate was -a les- 
bian. Smith was unaffected by the 
news, though her parents, surpris- 
ingly, were uncomfortable with 
the idea, and told her that getting 
a different roommate might be a 
better idea. 

Smith stuck with her though, 
and found quickly that she was a 
polar opposite to her roommate. 

But, after a while, they talked 
more and they became fast 
friends. Eventually, Smith started 
to have feelings for her, and 
became very confused. 



Smith confessed to her friend 
one night, and found out that she 
was having feelings for Smith also. 
They started going out not long 
afterwards. 

When Smith decided to come 
out to her friends and family, she 
did it slowly. She gained the 
acceptance of her friends, and 
over winter break, she came out to 
her mother. 

At first, her mom was okay with 
it, not saying much, and they both 
cried. Then, a while later, her mom 
became depressed and aggravated, 
acting out violentiy toward both 
Smith and herself 

The moment that Smith 
remembers the most is that one 
morning, a while after she had 
come out, her mother entered her 
room, sat on her bed, and said, "If 
I kiU myself today, it's your fault." 



See FOURSOME p.5 



PAGE 2 



Editorial 



September 25, 2003 



Words From tlie Editor 




So, what 
did you do 
during 
Hurricane 
Isabel? 

Me, I sat 
in my 

house with 
my room- 
mates and watched lots of 
movies, all while consuming lots 
and lots of calories. 

I sat on my butt Thursday, and 
did absolutely nothing. In the 
midst of my boredom, I began to 
think about what my other 
friends were doing, particularly 
those from high school. 

Some have gone onto college 
to become athletes, talented 
singers, painters, etc. 

A few are spread across the 
United States in random states. 



most along the east coast, and I 
couldn't help but wonder if they 
were doing the same, nonproduc- 
tive things that I was. 

It's strange, the things you 
think about when you're in a state 
of total boredom. 

What's funny is how different 
my friends are from one another, 
but we all want the same thing, 
success. 

Ask anyone what their defini- 
tion of success is, and you'll get 
many different answers. Is it grad- 
uating from l^ngwood? Landing 
our dream job? Starting a family? 
Everyone has their own defini- 
tion of success. 

I have a friend that I went to 
high school with, and when we 
both graduated together she went 
to New York Cit\' and I came 
here. 

She landed a job with MT\^, 



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and now has a show on the WB. 

I would say she's pretty suc- 
cessful. In fact, if that were me, I 
would be happy living in New 
York Cit>'! 

I received an email from her, 
and she was really excited about 
everything that was going on in 
her life, but more than anything 
she couldn't wait to get married. 
To her, being married is it. So 
while the rest of my friends and I 
are all envious of her rock-star 
status, we are simply trying to 
make it to our 8 a.m. classes! 

Me, I'm waiting to graduate, 
just like a lot of us, and hoping to 
make a life for myself after 
Longwood. 

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Hditor-in-Chief 



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Letter to tke Editor: There is Glass in My Pizza 



Dear Editor: 

No one is more excited than 1 at 
the fact that Longwood gave stu- 
dents an extra $50 on their cafe 
cards per semester this year. 

Along with other students I now 
can splurge a littie more on good 
wholesome fast food and not have 
to worry about running out of 
money before October even 
comes. 

This has been a wdcome addi- 
tion to my college experience, but 
eating glass Thursday, September 
llth was not. 

After an ordinary day, one of 
many here at Longwood, I went 
out to Bene Pizza around 1 1 p.m. 



with a couple of friends with an 
intense hunger that only the cafe 
could satisfx'. 

I walked into the dimly lit, newly 
decorated cafe, and proceeded to 
deliberate upon which side 1 want- 
ed to get food, and that is where I 
made my fateful decision. I headed 
for Bene Pizza, craving a slice of 
cheese pizza. 

I stepped in line and waited 
patiendy to place my order, and 
made my second fateful decision, in 
* which I decided to sprinkle parme- 
san cheese and oregano onto my 
slice of pizza, a decision I usually 
say no to. 

Littie did 1 know that the 



oregano container had been 
chipped, small enough that no one 
noticed and big enough so that 
when I took my first bite I realized 
very quickly 1 was biting something 
other than cheese pizza. Enraged, 1 
suppressed the urge to call a lawyer, 
and instead reported the incident. 

Obviously, I did not die, and in 
fact as far as 1 can tell no perma- 
nent damage was done. Bene Pizza 
did contact me and give me a cer- 
tificate for a free large pizza. And 
while 1 will be checking to make 
sure no glass makes it onto my 
pizza, word to the wise, check 
before you shake. 
~ Susan South 



To ike Directors of Student Leaderskip and tke Greek Communitij 



Dear Editor: 

I have a few questions for you 
regarding the sudden change of 
plans with Fraternity and Sorority 
Recruitment. 

I've heard a lot of rumors sur- 
rounding your lack of faith in the 
Greek Community. I've heard that 
your directors teamed up on diis 
decision to practically force us to 
participate in Citizen Leader Day 
(an all day event this Saturday), and 
Walk has been pushed back (from 
Friday night to Saturday night) 
because you think those who signed 
up for Citizen Leader Day wouldn't 
go, or would show up hung over? 

This, I have a few problems with. 
First of all, Greeks are not the only 



ones to go out and party on the 
weekends. 1 guarantee you tiiat there 
will be other "independents" at 
Citizen Leader Day that went out 
the night before. 

And besides, students aren't 
going to call it a night at 10 p.m. this 
Friday just because they know they 
have to get up early the next morn- 
ing 

Hello?! We stay up until 2 a.m. 
during the week, and then go to our 
8 a.m. classes the next morning! 

What makes you think students 
are going to stay in on a Friday 
night? My second point is that there 
are not a whole lot of Greeks that 
participate in Citizen Leader Day I 
went as a freshman, and that was the 



last time I'll ever go. 

Sure there are Greeks that go, but 
diey are spread few and far between, 
that is. . .unless they are forced to go. 

If you can honestiy tell me that 
Greeks make up more than half of 
those that attend Citizen Leader 
Day, then I'll retract tiiis entire argu- 
ment, but I know tiiat I'm right 
when I say that there are very few 
Greeks that attend. 

My third and final argument is 
this: since Walk has been moved to 
Saturday, do you really think Greeks 
will go to Citizen Leader Day? Or 
will you (please) face the reality tiiat 
they will be hanging out with their 
Fraternity or Sorority. 
See GREEK p. 4 



September 25, 2003 



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Place Blame Wkere it Belongs 



Anthony Sinecoff 

Guest Writer 



Shame was brought upon 
Longwood University during the 
Life and Libert)' Ministries anti- 
abortion rally held earlier this 
month. This [was the subject of 
last week's activist], according to 
an anonymous writer, whose titled 
story proclaimed: "students are 
educated, protesters are not." 

In fact, extremism was evident 
on both sides of the issue, and fair 
and open discourse was lacking, 
not just on the part of protesters. 

The writer suggests that the 
town of Farmville and Longwood 
University itself should, along 
with students; share in the shame 
of inciting such "ignorance" right 
here in our back yard. 

Should Longwood feel 
ashamed for allowing a group to 
exercise their constitutional 
rights? 

Should Longwood feel 
ashamed for allowing a group to 
protest on campus? 

The writer incorrectly labeled 
Longwood as private property. It 
is anything but. While there were 
areas the protesters could not 
enter into, Longwood is a public 
university, and as such provides 
venues for constitutionally pro- 
tected freedoms. 

Is it more or less just to prevent 
freedom of speech and expres- 
sion even if one ardendy dis- 
agrees with the precepts of the 
message? 

Shame wasn't just heaved upon 
our institution but it was also for 
you, the fellow students, who 
"incited" a fundamentalist group 
and thereby provided the very 
attention that should have been 
avoided at all costs. 

In speaking of this action the 
writer states, "Instead, we did 
exactly what they wanted us to do. 
Get angry, upset, and do things 
such as spit on them." What is 
most surprising about this state- 



ment is the fact that the regret is 
not relegated to the terrible acts 
aforementioned but the fact that 
the protestors: "got what they 
wanted." 

If such acts actually took 
place, chastisement should be 
applied to the merits thereof 
instead of worrying about the 
"evil desires" of protesters being 
satisfied. 

Acts such as spitting on a pro- 
testor are shameful in and of 
themselves because they are dis- 
gusting acts, not because a pro- 
testor may get attention for 
them. 

The writer goes on to 
describe the ringleader as an 
"inbred redneck that hated 
women, homosexuals and pretty 
much anyone else that disagreed 
with him." 

If the protestors paint with a 
broad stroke, this anonymous 
writer seems to be coloring with 
crayons, outside the lines. 

Remarks such as these seem 
only to propagate the retaliatory 
gestures that the writer is so 
concerned about and is accusing 
the students of. 

Is it more or less educated to 
resort to name-calling such as 
this? Just because someone may 
"thump" a bible doesn't let one 
off the hook from formulating 
an intelligent argument against 
him or her. 

Just because they quote scrip- 
ture doesn't mean one automati- 
cally rise above the merits of any 
argument. Making such broad 
and generic statements not only 
harms the counter protest but 
also taints any semblance of 
intellectual honesty. 

What was shocking was the 
blatant double standard that was 
applied to the protestors. In one 
instance a student demanded the 
exact number of college girls 
that had aborrions, a clearly 
vague question with many 
dynamics. 



When, in the spirit of open 
debate and discourse, the protestor 
responded with an unfavorable 
answer the student yelled to the 
crowd in an attempt to sway opin- 
ion: "This man is trying to preach 
to us about abortion and he doesn't 
even know the number of students 
that have abortions!" 

To any objective observer such a 
standard is absurd and would not 
be applied to someone purporting 
to be pro-choice. 

The protestors brought up inter- 
esting points when one of them 
said to a student: "I'm surprised 
that you are more upset with the 
picture than the act it represents." 
VtTiat this anonymous writer saw as 
a disgusting poster is an act that, in 
reality, occurs very often, whether 
you are for or against it, and the 
viewing of such media should be 
taken with a grain of salt if he/she 
indeed adheres to a pro-choice 
agenda. 

Indeed, many students did go 
about their business on that tumul- 
tuous day without bothering to 
notice what was happening behind 
the Student Union building - these 
students were apparentiy either too 
busy or confident enough in their 
belief that they didn't feel a need to 
argue their point ad naseum. 

Other students talked with the 
protestors and respectfully shared 
their views on the issue and respect 
was given in return. 

Instead of suggesting that the 
source of our problems is a group 
that was given a chance to demon- 
strate in the public forum, we 
should admire the freedom we have 
to exchange such, ideas, even 
though we may disagree with them 
or the methods used. 

Shame should be reserved for 
the actual atrocities mentioned and 
a more introspective approach 
should be taken before critiques 
and the fire and brimstone of 
shame are cast down upon our fel- 
low students. 



props and drops 



Props: 

+Ugly people on TV 

4- Alicia Silverstone 

■\- Benny andJoon 

+ Being proposed to and getting married 

+ Ending sentences with prepositions also 

+ Romantic kisses in the moonlight 

Drops: 

- To having electricity on campus after the storm. 

- To broken air conditioners 

- Making soldiers pay for their hospital food. 

- People that don't shower and come to class all funky 

- Water Damage 

- Tornados 



Speak Out 

Wkere were you 
during Hurricane Isabel? 




"Driving to Chariotte, NC for 
my step-brotiher's wedding" 
-Brooke Lineberry, Sophomore 



"I was at home in Colonial 
Heights and we lost power. It was 
fiin for awhile playing cards in the 
dark by candle light" 

—Stephanie Gattis, Sophomore 





"I was woridiig as an RA fon sec- 
ond Frazier]. We had flooding on 
the hall. Wc had to distribute food 
and flashlights, answer questions, 
and enforce the lock down." 

-Bethany Rababy, Sophomore 



"I drove back to Northern 
Virginia to be with my 
mommy. We were the only 
ones that had power." 

-Whitney Mercer, Sophomore 




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September 25, 2003 



New Federal Reserve Bank President Speaks 



UJ Public Relations 

J. Alfred Broaddus Jr., president 
of the Federal Reserve Bank of 
Richmond, will speak Tuesday, 
September 30, at 7 p.m. in 
lx)ngwood University's Hiner 
Auditorium on "The Economy: 
Where's it Headed and VCTien?" 

He is the first speaker in the 
2003-2004 Executive-in- 

Residence series by the College 
of Business & Economics, 
which brings corporate leaders 
to campus. 

The series is made possible 
through support from SunTrust 
and Philip Morris. A Richmond 
native and an economist, 
Broaddus has worked at the 
Federal Reserve Bank of 
Richmond, one of 12 banks in 
the Federal Reserve system since 
1970 and has been president 
since 1993. 

Additionally^ he is a member 
of the Federal Open Market 
Committee, which manages the 
nation's money supply to help 
the economy achieve sustainable 
growth and is the Fed's chief 



monetary policy-making body. 

"I've been at the Fed for more 
than 32 years and have had the 
privilege of either advising mon- 
etary policy-makers or being a 
policy-maker myself throughout 
my career," he said. "It has been 
quite a ride." 

For much of this period the 
Fed was struggling either to pre- 
vent inflation from rising fur- 
ther, or to bring it down. 

"I've been giving talks about 
the economy for over 30 years. 
Frankly, it's more fun to give 
them when the economy is clear- 
ly doing well than when it is not. 
One of my most vivid career 
memories is speaking to a 
Homebuilders' Association in 
the late 1970s when inflation 
was roaring and interest rates 
were well into double digits. 

Most of the audience showed 
up with little two-by-fours, 
which was a bit intimidating. "As 
our nation's central bank, the 
Federal Reserve has an impor- 
tant role to play in economic 
education. 

"At the Richmond Fed, we 



feel that the more the public 
understands about monetary 
policy and the Fed's role in sta- 
bilizing the economy, the rtiore 
successful the Fed will be in pro- 
moting a strong and stable econ- 
omy." 

Broaddus, who has a Ph.D. in 
economics, was Executive-in- 
Residence at Longwood in 1994 
and was the speaker for 
Longwood's December com- 
mencement in 1997. 

Cither speakers in this year's 
Executive-in-Residence series 
will include Peter J. Bernard, 
CEO of Bon Secours Richmond 
Health System (November 5), C. 
Gilmer Minor III, chairman and 
CEO of Owens & Minor Inc. 
(January 19), and Charles T. Hill, 
chairman, president and CEO of 
SunTrust Bank, Mid-Adantic 
(February' 2). 

Last year's speakers included 
S. Truett Cathy, founder and 
chairman of Chick-fil-A 
Restaurants, and Jane Maas, a 
retired advertising executive who 
developed the highly successful 
"I Love New York" campaign. 



AFTERMATH con't p.l 
Domimon Vuginia Power hopes 
to have 75 percent of all resi- 
dent's power turned on by 
Thursday. There is no word on 
how long it will be for the rest, 
according to The Richmond Times 
Dispatch. 

Some schools on Virginia's 
southeastern seaboard are still 
without power, and have can- 
celled classes for the rest of the 
week. 

Restaurants along die coast 
are taking extra measures to 
make sure they meet health stan- 
dards after days without power, 
while some are still waiting for 
power. 

According to The Richmond 
Times Dispatch, state agencies 
released these figures: more than 
626 homes destroyed with 
another 6,000 sustaining major 
damage; 47 shelters housed more 
than 1,000 residents; three main 
roads partially closed and 238 
secondary roads closed; more 
than 19,000 customers without 
telephone service; and 87 



Amedcan Red Cross sites serving 
more than 59,000 meals since tihc 
rain began Thursday morning, j 

To help with recovery, a disas- 
ter recovery shelter was opened 
in Poquoson, with more than 70 
people lined up outside the shel- 
ter before it's 9 a.m. opening last 
Tuesday. 

^Tiile most officials were con- 
cerned with beginning recovery 
of the land, others were interest- 
ed in recovering goods for them- 
selves, like an ATM machine that 
was reported stolen in 
Fredericksburg. 

Some stores on the seaboard 
were reported to have raised 
prices on many items. 

The state set up a toll-free 
number, (877) 245-5513, for 
those who want to make contri- 
butions - goods, services or cash 
- to help Virginians affected by 
Hurricane Isabel 

Donations will go to the 
American Red Cross, the Centxal 
Foodbank of Virginia, Goodwill, 
the Salvation Army and the 
Church World Service. 



Spy Serum Sold as Hangover Cure 



V-Wire 



Would you pay $4.99 to be privy 



to the secrets of Russian 



spies." 



Some students may when they 
find out an old spy remedy could 
cure the hango\ners that ravage 
them every Saturday and Sunday 
morning. 

RU-21, a new supplement its 
'manufacturers claim works to 
control the negative side effects 
of alcohol, is now declassified 
and on the U.S. market. Spirit 
Sciences USA Inc., a Los 
Angeles-based firm, imports the 
pills from Russia. 

The Russian Academy of 
Sciences developed RU-21 in 
1978 to help its spies remain 
sober as they drank with enemy 
marks, said Emil Chiaberi, Spirit 
Sciences chief operating officer. 

After testing, scientists realized 
the spies didn't acmally - remain 
sober. However, the scientists did 
find that the spies didn't have 
hangovers the next day, Chiaberi 
s«d. The benefits of the com- 
pound were revealed to the public 
four years ago when the project 



files were declassified, Chiaberi 
said. 

"This product is not a miracle 
cure," Chiaberi said. "It is 
designed for light to moderate 
drinkers to help balance the ben- 
efits and risks of drinking." 

Consumers are told to take two 
pills either before or during the 
consumption of two drinks. 
Users will still feel the alcohol's 
effects, but the pills will stop 
hangovers the next morning, 
Chiaberi said. 

Some critics say that this prod- 
uct is a bad idea because it will 
only encourage people to drink 
and it will promote risky behav- 
ior. University of Maryland 
University Health Center officials 
and workers at the Center For 
Substance Abuse Research on 
Hartwick Road said they have not 
heard of the product 

It is a common belief that if 
people do not have a reminder of 
their behavior from the previous 
night, they will continue to drink, 
Chiaberi said. But he disagrees 
with the presumption. 

"Hangovers do not deter alco- 



hol consumption. People who are 
hung over are likely to consume 
alcohol again," he said. 
Hangover-induced absenteeism 
and poor job performance costs 
the U.S. economy more than $100 
billion a year, he said, and RU-21 
can change those numbers. He 
also said the drug could stop 
poor driving caused by hang- 
overs, and could also help curb 
alcohol cravings. 

Spirit Sciences has not done 
any advertisements for the prod- 
uct, although Leo Rossi, from the 
movie "Analyze This," volun- 
teered to appear in an ad endors- 
ing the product. 

Despite a lack of advertising, 
Internet sales for RU-21 in the 
United States are about $70,000 a 
month. The product is becoming 
popular by word of mouth, he 
said, and soon the pills will be 
available at General Nutrition 
Center locations and possibly 
CVS pharmacies, Chiaberi said. 

Consumers can buy one packet 
with 20 piUs for $4.99 plus $6.99 
for shipping and handling at 
www.ru-21.com. 




EXECUT IVE EXCELLENCE 
Al Broaddus Jr. on CAMPUS 

President 

Richmond Federal Reserve Bank 

Tuesday, September 30 

7 P.M. IN Hiner Auditorium 

At a time when issues ofcoriwratcgovcmana', 
fijwncial reporting and husine^ ethics arc making headlines daily, it is 
important to remember that AnM^rican industr)^ continues to pnivide val- 
ued leadership for our glolxd economy; This month, wx> arc pleased to fea- 
rure J. Alfred Brr>addit$ as our guest s|x»aker in tlie 2003-04 Execuriw-iiv 
Residena- scries. Dr. Broaddus, Presidcur of tlit- Fedend Rc.vtrve liuik of 
Richmond, will speak on Th( Economy: Wfjfm it Headed and Whai^ 
hiblic Invited - Seating Limited - Free Admission. 

J. Alfred Broaddus Jr., joined rhe Ik^nk's research sraff as an Fx onomist in 
1970. He \va.s nairutl Senior Vice President and Director of Rensirch 
in 19«5 and was promoted ro iiis prcscnt position on January 1, 1993. 
In addition to his responsibilities at die Richmond Bank, Dr. Broaddus 
serves on the Federal OfXMi Market Committee of the Fedei^l Reserve 
Sysuni. Dr. Broaddus. a native of Richmond, is the author of nuiner<M(s 
artick*s on banking and monetarv- policy; 

Ihe Executive- in- Residence series is a public service of rhe College 
of Business & Ec5t>t>oniics and is made possibl*; rhrmigh the geneitxjs 
corporate support of SunTrust at>d Philip Morris Companies. 
To learn moi«, call 4.34.395.2045 (TRS: 71 1) 
or visit m on the web at: wwwJongwo<xl.cdu/i)u$incss 

COLLEGE OF 

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS 



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UNIVERSITY 



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POET cont'd p. 1 

good number of English profes- 
sors. Dennis Burges, I>ecturer in 
English, commented that, among 
colleges and universities with simi- 
lar programs, "Ixjngwood has a 
better record of drawing bigger 
name and better credentialed writ- 
ers than larger universities." 

Margaret Gibson was born and 
raised in the Richmond area and 
has had five of her books nomi- 
nated for the Pulitzer prize. 
Among her other awards and nom- 
inations. The Vigil, A Poem in Four 
Voices was a Finalist for the 
National Book Award in 1993; 
Memories of the Future, The Daybooks 
^ of Tina Modotti was a co-winner of 
the Melville Cane Award of the 



Poetry Society of America in 
1986-87; and Ung W'a/ks in the 
Afternoon was the 1982 I^mont 
Selection of the Academy of 
American Poets. 

"Earth Elegy," the ride poem of 
New and Selected Poems, won The 
James /^Boarwright III Prize for 
Poetry. "Archaeology" was award- 
ed a Pushcart Prize in 2001 . 

Gibson has been a Visiting 
Professor at The Universit)' of 
Connecticut since 1993. She has 
been awarded a National 
Endowment for the Arts Grant, a 
Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest 
Fellowship, and Grants from the 
Connecticut Commission on the 
Arts. Her most recent work, 
Autumn Grasses was published by 
LSU Press in 2003. 



You Are Wkat Yoii Drink 



FEARSOME cont'd p.l 

Smith was allowed to finish 
out the semester, then had to 
leave the campus, resulting in her 
attendance here at Longwood. 

She and her girlfriend went 
out for two years, and have since 
broken up. Smith is now dating a 
naale friend of many years, and is 
communicating better with her 
parents. 

Following this harrowing story 
came Natasha Caballero, a soph- 
omore psych major. She was 
raised Catholic, but she "failed" 
at it Caballero always knew she 
liked boys, and believes a lot in 
equality for everyone. She is a 
member of Unity Alliance and 
participates in their functions. 

Amy Whipple is a junior 
English major. She could tell she 
was different in middle school, 
because all of her friends liked 
Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and 
she did not know why. 

She dated boys, but lost inter- 
est in them quickly. "I played in 
the creek, I played with the ham- 
sters," she said. Her dad was 



A joke? 

nonreligious, and her mom was 
"very Catholic," and very 
repressed about sex and sexuality. 

Whipple did not have a drive to 
find out any information on her 
own until chatting one night with 
a random man in a chat rcjom on- 
line. He talked to her about his 
being bi, and it was the first time 
she had ever encountered this 
type of sexuality. Interested, she 
searched and found out. 

When she was 16, she and a 
friend fix>m church decided to 
experiment together, and 
Whipple experienced a feeling, 
"even though it was pure lust, it 
was different," than any other 
thing she had felt with a boy. 

Now she has a steady relation- 
ship, and has a lot of love. 

Her view on religion in the 
context of love is that, "even 
though at church they said it was 
wrong, I didn't, and I still don't, 
believe that God thinks it's 
wrong." 

Finally, Walter Gray, a junior 
English major, spoke. He told the 
audience that he was unable to 
come out of the closet to himself 



until he was a jutiior in high 
school. Afterwards, he realized 
that he had been gay since birth, 
and could see in old photos that 
he was definitely a "little flame." 
Gray had always dated ^Is "that 
everyone else wanted to date," 
and had considered himself 
straight. But, after he had come 
out to himself, he dated a man, 
and had "the best time I've ever 
had with anyone," 

Coming out to his friends was 
easy, and when he came out to his 
parents, they had only small 
problems with it, and readily 
accepted him. He is comfortable 
with himself, and has not ever 
had problems with other people 
not accepting him. 

The audience sat transfixed 
during the discussion, and asked 
many questions at the end. 
People in the audience also got 
up and shared experiences that 
they had lived through with the 
group. 

The "Fearsome Foursome" has 
been held at this campus many 
times, and will be held again in 
the Spring. 



Liz Richards 

Edior-in-Chief 

A recent smdy published in the 
Journal of Nutrition reveals that 
what American's drink, along 
with what they eat, can have an 
effect on the size of their waist- 
line. 

The frequency of alcohol con- 
sumption, as well as what kind of 
alcohol, and the amount con- 
sumed, can have an impact on 
abdominal fat. 

Also known as a "beer gut," 
central adiposity can be measured 
by abdominal height. 

One way to test the presence 
of abdominal fat is to lie down on 
the floor, stomach facing up, and 
the excess fat that extends above 
the torso is an estimation of the 
amount of central adiposity. 



The type of alcohol consumed 
also plays a role in the accumula- 
tion of abdominal fat. 

Wine drinkers are reported to 
have the smallest "gut," while 
liquor drinkers tended to have the 
largest. 

The term "beer gut" would be 
an oxymoron according to this 
study's findings, which claim that 
beer doesn't account for abdomi- 
nal fat. 

Those who binge drink, infre- 
quendy but heavily, have mote 
central adiposity than those who 
drink smaller amounts frequendy, 
even if the amount over a set peri- 
od of time is the same. 

These findings also support the 
idea that central adiposity con- 
tributes to heart disease, and is 
therefore the unhealthiest area to 
accumulate fat. 



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is seeking persons of peace to re -start the association. 

Please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 

if you are interested. 395-2395 



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Calendar 



September 26- October 2, 2003 



^ 26 



Men's Tennis 

@Liberty Invitational 

Tournament 

TBD 



Cross Country 

@Maymont Festival in 

Richmond 

TBD 



LP Movie 

RoTiember the Titans 

Moton Museum 

9 p.m. 



30 



S&A Meeting 

Lankford ABC Rooms 
3:45 p.m. 



Finding a Summer 
Internship 

Career Center 
4' 5 p.m. 



Women's Soccer 

@Tusculum (Tenn.) 
4 p.m. 



Christinia Draper 

Ms. Wheelchair Virginia 

Lankford Ballroom 

8 p.m. 



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HAPPy NKW yCAR 
5764 





FROM THE JEWUH 
/TUDEHT ORGAHIZATIOH 



Citizen Leader Day 

Men's Tennis 

^Liberty Invitational 

Tournament 

TBD 

Field Hockey 

©Philadelphia (Pa.) 
Noon 

Men's Soccer 

@Radford 
7 p.m. 

Women's Soccer 

vs. Christopher Newport 

7 p.m. 

Singer 

ChinuaHawk 
Lankford Ballroom 

8 p.m. 



v^ 



Field Hockey 

@Lehigh (Pa.) 
1p.m. 

Syre Meeting 

Charlotte Room 
6 p.m. 

WMLU Meeting 

Hiner 207 
9 p.m. 



Mappy 21 St 

Eirthday 

Liz!!!! 



Martiol Arts Club 

Tabb Wrestling Room 
7:30' 9:30 p.m. 



Greek Recruitment 
Begins Again 



Just for Juniors 
and Sophomores 

Career Center 
7' 8 p.m. 

Rotunda Meeting 

Student Union (across from 

the Post Office) 

7:30 p.m. 



^< 



Baptist Student Union 

Behind Stubbs 
5:15 p.m. 



Unity Alliance 

Grainger G16 
8 p.m. 



InterVarsity Christian 
Fellowship 

Hiill Auditorium 
8:30 p.m. 



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through Longwood. All utilities except phone 

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Call 392-2252 for more information. 



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September 25, 2003 



Features 



PAGE? 



Waskington DC Puts tke Frenck Back in Frenck Fries 



In an effort to smooth over past 
grudges, lawmakers in 

Washington, D.C., have decided it 
is time to put the "French" back 
in French fry and French toast 
and have ordered restaurants to 
follow suit. 

When France declined involve- 
ment in the United States' war in 
Iraq last spring, an angry U.S. 
House of Representatives 
ordered House cafeteria menus 
to read "Freedom fries" and 
"Freedom toast" instead of 
"French fries" and "French 
toast." 

Now, as the situation in Iraq 
continues to unfold, the United 



States government needs help 
rebuilding the country's war-torn 
infrastructure and is trying to 
repair ties with France as soon as 
possible. 

"President Bush is now urging 
that all parties put aside past bick- 
ering," Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, 
D-Texas, said in a press release 
last week. 

"Delays in rebuilding interna- 
tional goodwill are costing 
American lives in Iraq and billions 
of dollars to the American [peo- 
ple]. A symbolic start to that 
effort would be reinstating foods 
in the House cafeterias and dining 
halls and their tradirional 
'American' names [such as] 
French toast and French fries." 



Originally, the Bush administra- 
tion intended the switch from 
"French" to "Freedom" to show 
America's disapproval of France's 
position on the war in Iraq, but 
the actions ultimately had litde 
effect on the political views of 
either the United States or France, 
according to University of 
Wisconsin French history profes- 
sor Laird Boswell. 

Boswell said the change from 
"French" to "Freedom" was cov- 
ered in the French press, but the 
French people saw it as "petty and 
ridiculous." 

"The French don't even call 
them 'French fries.' They think 
[the food] originated in Belgium," 
Boswell said. University of 



A little kelp from our Friends 



f 



Wisconsin senior Megan Dills 
studied in Paris during the switch 
and agreed that the change held 
little significance in France. 

"It's not like the French people 
care." Dills said. "French fries 
aren't even French, and they don't 
eat French toast. I remember talk- 
ing to a bartender one night and 
he was just really confused about 
the whole thing." 

Dills said that when she read 
about the change in the papers, 
she was more concerned with 
what the United States and 
France were doing politically than 
what the Americans were calling 
fries. 

For some people, the switch 
from "French" to "Freedom" 
never even came to their atten- 
tion. 

The menu at the McDonald's 
restaurant on North Lake Street 



V-Wire 

1994 was a big year for pop-cul- 
ture junkies. It was the year we 
met "Forrest Gump" and said 
goodbye to Kurt Cobain. 

Quentin Taranrino defied the 
rules of film and became a house- 
hold name with "Pulp Fiction" 
(not to mention reviving John 
Travolta's career). 

OJ. Simpson became the star 
of his own courtroom drama. 
And Sept. 22, 1994, NBC pre- 
miered their newest Must See TV 
sitcom, "Friends. "^ 

Nine seasons ago, the world 
was introduced to Ross, Rachel, 
Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and 
Joey. 

In the first episode of what 
would become TVs highest-rated 
sitcom, we learned that Ross had 
married a lesbian, Chandler had a 
job no one really understood, 
Phoebe was a free spirit, Monica 
had bad luck with men, Joey was 
a struggling actor and a very suc- 
cessful skirt-chaser, and Rachel 
had no job, no money, no qualifi- 
cations, but really great hair. 

Over the last nine years, we've 
learned more about these six peo- 
ple than we know about many of 
our family members. 

And although these New 
Yorkers are not real people (as my 
concerned loved ones are con- 
standy reminding me), they have 
certainly had a real impact on our 



lives. As we've watched the lives Last but not least, from the 

of these characters unfold with vault of Rachel Green wisdom, 

our own, we've picked up a few ^e know that a good haircut and 

Ufe lessons to carry beyond the a trendy wardrobe are the first 



in Madison still reads "French 
fries," and according to assistant 
manager Dana Neimi, the menu 
was never changed. 

Neimi said no customer ever 
requested Freedom fries. 

"I actually never heard anything 
about it," Neimi said. Though the 
government did order a change 
for the phrases "French fries" and 
"French toast," they never passed 
legislation concerning, for exam- 
ple, French bread, French kissing 
or French braids. 

Some critics of the switch 
argued that instead of boycotting 
the actual word "French," it would 
have made more sense to boycott 
French imports. University of 
Wisconsin senior Rachel Abbott 
said the legislation was ineffectual. 
"I only know of family friends 
who stopped buying French 
wine," she said. 



final curtain call. 

From the eccentric Phoebe 
we've learned that it's okay to be 
what some people would call 
"strange." She showed us diat 
looking at the world a litde side- 
ways only makes things more 
interest- 
ing ' - 

Joey 
taught us 
that even 
macho 
womaniz- 
ers have a 
soft side 
and that 
sensitivity 
doesn't 
make you 



We've learned tkat it's 

okay to JDe wkat some 

people would call 

ff . fr 

strange 



steps to solving all of life's dilem- 
mas. 

While the pearls of wisdom 
bestowed on us by our fictional 
friends are certainly valuable, we 
must learn to separate the world 
of television from the world of 

reality (at 

least that's 
what my 
therapist 
keeps telling 
me). 

There are 
some televi- 
sion lessons 
that must be 
left in the 
black box 
from which 



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By Emily Miller 

Applicants Wanted!!! 

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work with Longwood Alumni? Do you want to be a role model to other 
students? If this sounds like something you would like to do, become an 
Ambassador!! Applications are out for those who sib interested in joining 
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like you, email Membership chairman Chrisleech at 
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any less masculine. (I hope you they came. These are just a few of 
guys are paying attention to this.) the "Friends" gems that I recom- 



And Monica proved that being 
neurotic, anal-retentive and the 
teensiest bit obsessive-compul- 
sive doesn't mean that no one will 
ever love you. So girls, it's okay to 
embrace your inner head case. 

From Ross and Chandler we 
learned that being a litde dorky 



mend leaving behind. 

First of all, it is not likely that 
you'll be able to afford a spacious 
apartment in the heart of New 
York City if you don't have a job 
that you actually go to on a regu- 
lar basis. 

Jobs that subsidize this sort of 



isn't so bad. In the long run, just urban lifestyle do not include out 

being a nice guy could win you of-work actor or coffeehouse 

the girl of your dreams. waitress. 

And if you pay attention in And if you do decide to move 

school, you could get a job diat to the Big Apple, or any city with 

lets you play with dinosaurs all more than 300 residents, it's prob- 

day Pretty cool, huh? abiy not a good idea to leave your 



apartment door unlocked at all 
times. 

To prevent future frustration 
and disappointment, you should 
not expect the best seat in your 
favorite coffee house to always be 
available. Chances are somebody 
else is going to want the couch 
seat. 

And for all of you who have 
been wearing layers in your hair 
since the mid-'90s, having 
Jennifer Aniston's coif does not 
mean that Brad Pitt is going to 
marry you. It's time to give up 
that dream. Sorry. 

Perhaps most importandy, it is 
not realistic to expect that your 
closest friends will always live just 
a few feet from your door. 



Only in TV land do people 
never move more than five min- 
utes away So appreciate them 
while they're close. 

Television can't teach you 
everything. That's why our parents 
make us go to school. 

But every once in awhile, 
between the commercial breaks 
and the cheap laughs, you can pick 
up a tip or two on how to make it 
in the real world. 

So a year from now, when the 
show that America fell in love 
with fades into television history, 
just remember what your 
"Friends" taught you: All you real- . 
ly need in life is a handful of peo- 
ple who love you and a good cm) 
of coffee. 



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September 25, 2003 



by EUie Woodruff 



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September 25, 2003 



Style 



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Shannon Harrison 

Public Relations Manager 

For all of us soon to be 
Longwood graduates, Lauren 
Weisberger brings insight into a 
world of overpowering employ- 
ers and long awaited dreams. 

Starting as a lost, small town 
girl with aspirations to work as a 
writer for The Neii' Yorker, Andrea 
Sachs lands the job "a million 
girls would die for" and finds her- 
self on the fast track straight to 
the top. 

She accepts the position of 
new personal assistant to Miranda 
Priestly, the prestigious editor in 
chief of Runway magazine. 

Before long she begins to real- 
ize she has sold her soul to the 
devil who incidentally wears 
nothing but the finest of design- 
ers: Armani, Versace, Gucci, and 
Prada. 

She finds herself in a world of 
endless demands and round-the- 
clock-beck-and-call to Miranda. 

From collecting the dry clean- 
ing to dog sitting she takes a 
glimpse into the world of the rich 



and famous and has mixed feel- ing a cat eer that you can be proud 

ings about what she sees. of. Although we may end up 

The person Andrea was is not starting from the bottom and 

accepted into the world she has working our way up, we may do so 

now been sucked into. She finds with dignity intact, 

herself being seen as the compa- Andrea fights a battle that ends 

ny's charit}' project, transforming up beating her. It was worth wait- 

her into the chic look of ALL ing till the very end to see how 




CD Review: Kelly Clarkson s Thanklul 



Kelly Fischer 

Guest Winter 



Runway employees. 

Despite her low salary she 
focuses on the end result of her 
self-degradation. If Andrea can 
make it through her grueling, 
12-month contract with a 
recommendation from The 
Miranda Priesdy, her career 
possibilities are endless. 

Her struggles do not stop 
at her stressful assistant job 
but stem into her best friend 
and roommate's struggle 
with alcoholism and phobia 
of men. 

Andrea also batdes with 
time restraints that make see- 
ing her boyfriend an impos- 
sible task, if sleep is ever 
going to be factored into her 
daily tasks. 

This novel opens our eyes 
to the importance of choos- 



Andrea deals with the Queen of 
the Fashion world, the devil in 
prada! It's the season's MUST 
READ! . 




After the conclusion of the first 
American Idol, winner Kelly 
Clarkson was the talk of the town 
and so was her soon to be released 
debut album. 

After the late August release of 
Thankful, the direction of the 
album was somewhat simple and 
straightforward. 

The twelve tracks are a general 
fusion of musical genres. Songs 
like "The Trouble with Love", 
"Some Kind of Miracle" and 
"Anyfime" are reminiscent of 
songs from Mariah Carey's early 
days. 

Clarkson went with a rock edge 
on the song "Low." She also had 
assistance from other power 
singers such as Christina Aguilera. 
Aguilera assisted in writing "Miss 
Independent" which was a hit sin- 
gle. 



Fellow American Idol singer, 
Tamyra Gray, lent a hand in singing 
"You Thought Wrong" which mrns 
out to be a somewhat mellow song 
with a monotonous beat that is not 
as impressive as some might think. 

The tide track "Thankfiil" has a 
smooth jazz/blues st)'le and the 
song "What's Up Lonely" is anoth- 
er that has an even beat aqd high- 
lights some good harmonies. 

To end the album, Clarkson has 
her hit single "A Moment Like 
This" and the follow up single 
"Before Your Love" that are differ- 
endy mixed. 

The album is safe in the way of 
musical st}'le meaning there is not 
too much originality'. 

Clarkson did not try to stand out 
too much with her first album. The 
album is lacking slighty in showcas- 
ing Clarkson's obvious talent. Yet it 
still is entertaining and a leads one 
to hope for a more daring follow 
up album. 



Inspired to tell you the Truth 

Discriminated against because of my historical roots 

I sometimes wonder what if I was 2 shades lighter would life for me be 
brighter? 

Segregated schools, the county broke the rules, Barbara Johns walked to the 
courthouse with her whole crew 

Demanding equal rights her passion keeps me reflecting all night 

But have things really changed? 

Since when has the color of your skin been a sin? 

LOST GENERATION NO EDUCATION 

For those who opposed strict laws were imposed 

Robert Russa Moton Museum tells stories of broken dreams, separate but 
unequal don't let history be a sequel 

So I plead... LEARN, LOVE, and LEAD 



Become a Part of History on September 27, 2003 
Citizen Leader Day 

Citizen Leader Day is an opportunity for you or your organization to understand how events in 
Prince Edward County contributed to the modem'Civil Rights Movement. This year the 
Longwood community is invited to experience how far we have come since the Moton School 
walkout and explore ways to continue in the direction of understanding, respect, and appreciation 
of difference. So, if you want to expand your definitions of leadership and diversity widt leaders 
and friends register to be a part of 
Citizen Leader Day 2003! 

Register as an individual or an oi^anization at: 

2 1 6 Lankford Student Union, Office of Leadership and New Student Programs 

www.longwood.edu/leadership/programs/html 

Ask a member of S.E.A.L. (Student Educators for Active Leadership) 




You'll make It through college because you've got dedication 
and brains. Thanks to the Army National Guard, you'll also 
have a way to pay for it with the Montgomery Gl Bill,Tuitlon 
Assistance and extra state benefits. Most Guard members 
serve one weekend a month and two weeks a year, so you'll 
still have time for your friends and family. Join the team that 
will help you get your college degree. In VIRGINIA 
the Army National Guard,YOU CAN! 




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Sports 



September 25, 2003 



Field Hockeij Takes Two Losses; Townson Game Cancelled Due to Hurricane Isabel 



sports Information 

The Longwood University field 
hockey team went 0-2 this week- 
end after losing to Division I 
opponents Rider and Monmouth. 
The match at Townson on 
Friday was postponed due to the 
aftermath of Hurricane Isabel 
and will be schedule for a date to 
be determined later. 

At Rider, the Lancers held their 
\\ n in the first half with strong 
efensive efforts coming from 
>.enior Erin Sixsmith (Alexandria, 
Va./W^st Potomac) and sopho- 
mores Marina Sizow (Stafford, 
Va. /North Stafford) and 
Shannon Ratte (Virginia Beach, 
Va./ Kemps ville). 

However, Rider picked up the 
pace in the second period and 
scored three goals for the victory. 
Junior All-American Lorrie 
Watts (Fredericksburg, Va./ 
Stafford), who was back on the 
field after sitting out seven games 
due to an injury,,and sophomore 
Julie Price (Stafford, Va./North 



Stafford) got of one shot each 
for the Lancers. 

Junior keeper Julie Patterson 
(Esmont, Va./Monticello) man- 
aged to rack up 23 saves for 
Longwood, while Rider's Krysta 
Bearish had two. 

Against Monmouth, the 
Hawks jumped out to a lead mid- 
way through the first half as 
Susan Ganghamer tallied a goal 
on an assist from Jess Miller with 
17:18 remaining in the period. 

Longwood answered four 
minutes later when Watts 
deflected a pass from Ratte into 
the back of the cage to even the 
score at 1-1 with less than 14 
minutes remaining in the half 

Both teams batded during the 
remaining minutes for the victo- 
ry, but the Hawk's Kristen 
Hulmes scored off of a pass 
from Katie Niemczyk to give 
Monmouth a 2-1 advantage. 

Patterson recorded 14 saves 
for the Lancers while 
Monmouth's Carrie Colbert was 
credited with four. 



Watts, along with sophomore 
Sarah Hitchings (Virginia Beach, 
Va./Kempsville) led Longwood 
with two shots, followed by 
Sizow, Sixsmith and freshman 
Kat}' Lernihan (Fredericksburg, 
Va. /Chancellor) with one each. 

Up next, the Lancers (2-6) 



travel to Pennsylvania on 
September 27 to take on 
Philadelphia University at 12 
p.m., then face Lehigh on Sept. 
28 at 1 p.m. 

The Lancers' offense through 
nine games has been led by Alexis 
Ramey, who has tallied five goals 



and one assist this season. Andrea 
Wilkinson (Chantilly, 

Va./Chantilly) and Julie Price fol- 
low with two goals each, while 
Erin Sixsmith leads Longwood 
with two assists. In net for the 
Lancers, Julie Patterson has a 
recorded 91 saves. 




Women's Soccer Now 3-2-1; 2-0 Last Week 



Sports Information 

Longwood University went 2-0 
during the past week with road 
victories past Roanoke 1-0 
September 21 and Barton 
(N.C.) 2-0 on September 17. 

A scheduled home match 
with NCAA Division I Virginia 
Military Institute was post- 
poned due to Isabel and 
rescheduled for October 26 at 5 
p.m. on Lancer Field. 

The Lancers are now 3-2-1 
this season, and will play again 
September 27 at home against 
Christopher Newport at 7 p.m. 
on Lancer Field. 

At Division III Roanoke, 
sophomore Tiffany 

Rice/Virginia Beach (Kellam) 
scored the game's only goal in 
the first half as the Lancers won 
their second-straight contest. 

Rice tallied her first goal of 
the season unassisted in the 
opening half at 13:20 as 
Longwood took an 11-7 advan- 
tage in shots against the. 
Maroons, and a 7-1 edge in cor- 
ner-kick opportunities. 

Junior keeper Lindsay 



Naill/Alexandria (Bishop 
Ireton) played all 90 minutes in 
front of the net to preserve her 
third consecutive shutout. 

At Division II Barton, 
Longwood scored both of its 
goals in the second half as 
freshman Tiffany 

Crane/ Virginia Beach (Kellam) 
scored her first collegiate goal 
at the 52:00 mark — the assist 
from sophomore April 
Lockley/California, Md. 

(Leonard town). 

Senior Phoebe Munson/ 
Virginia Beach (Tallwood) 
added an insurance goal at 
75:48, assisted by freshman 
Anna Gravely /Virginia Beach 
(Cox). 

It was the 40th career goal 
for Munson who ranks second 
in goals scored for the Lancers 
(Erin Hirschi, 44), 

Longwood took an 18-7 
advantage in shots against the 
Bulldogs, and a 5-0 edge in cor- 
ner-kick opportunities. 

Naill played all 90 minutes in 
front of the net and made six 
saves for. her second-straight 
shutout. 



Through six matches, 
Longwood is led in scoring by 
Crane with one goal and two 
assists for four points (0.67). 

Crane is followed by Lockley 
(1 goal, 1 assist). Gravely (1 
goal, 1 assist), and freshman 
Kelsie Bradberry/Richmond 
(Monacan) (1 goal, 1 assist) 
with three points (0.50) each, 
along with Munson (1 goal) and 
Rice (1 goal) with two points 
(0.33) each. 

Naill has played 335 minutes 
in front of the net, allowing just 
one goal (0.27) with 14 saves 
for a .933 save average with the 
three shutouts. 

Naill, with 21 career 
shutouts, ranks second all-time 
for the Lancers (Amy Kennedy, 
25). Freshman keeper Heather 
Storrie/Spring Grove, Pa. 
(Spring Grove) has played 225 
minutes in front of the net, 
alloAving six goals (2.40) with 12 
saves for a .667 save average. 

Following the CNU match, 
Longwood will play on the road 
again on September 30 at 
Division II Tuscvdum (Tenn.). 



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Plagari 



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V-WIRE 

Right now, a student somewhere is 
thinking about that unfinished 
five-page essay — due in two hours. 

No problem! Just zip off to the 
computer lab, enter some key 
words into a search engine, cut, 
paste -- and plug the gaps in that 
essay with someone else's writing, 
someone else's ideas. In other 
words - plagiarize. 

Plagiarism -- which means, basi- 
cally, stealing someone else's intel- 
lectual propert}', and claiming it as 
your own - is an ugly word that 
seems to have lost some of its 
impact on a generation weaned on 
instant information. Songwriters, 
artists, and authors make a living 
from producing original material, 
which is their intellectual proper tv. 

Like music file-sharing Web 
sites, online sources for research 
material are available for the taking 
to anyone with Internet access. 
These sources are also \ailnerable 
to the same types of misuse. 

Plagiarism.org is a Web site ded- 
icated to teaching people about 
the growing problem of plagiariz- 
ing information from the Internet, 
and how to combat it. 

They report that plagiarism 
"has become a booming industry," 
due to the many online "cheat 
sites" where students can find 
research papers on a multitude of 
topics. Some sites will even cus- 
tomize your paper for an extra fee. 
However, not all incidents of pla- 
giarism are so obvious. 

An article from the National 
Council of Teachers of English 
Web site quotes Gary Layne 
Hatch, an English professor at 
Brigham Young University as say- 
• ing that defining plagiarism itself 
is a murky issue. Hatch says that 
many students are not properly 
trained in academic research meth- 
ods, which can lead, inadvertendy 
Of not, to plagiarism. To him, it is 
more a matter of "misrepresent- 
ing" sources of information as 
opposed to stealing them. 

The free and open nature of the 
Internet and electronic databases 
has led to new concerns about pla- 
giarism in schools. Instructors and 
administrators at Washtenaw 
Community College, and at col- 
leges and universities across the 
country, are alarmed at the ease 



with which information can be 
found, cut and pasted into a stu- 
dent's essay. 

Clarinda Flannery, an adjunct 
English instructor at WCC, 
requires her English 1 1 1 writing 
students to provide a thorough 
background check of all Internet 
sources used in their assign- 
ments. 

"If they quote a source, they 
need a copy of the source page 
with the quoted material high- 
lighted, and MLA st\'le informa- 
tion written at the top," said 
Flannery, "the same as it appears 
on their Works Cited page." 

But teaching proper research 
techniques is only part of solu- 
tion. According to Flannery, pla- 
giarism mosdy occurs because 
students are afraid they can't do 
the work. 

"Depending on their experi- 
ence, many students don't have a 
clue about how to do research for 
a college paper," she said. "A big 
problem is that many students, by 
the time they get to high school, 
view writing as some kind of 
punishment." 

"I had one student who avoid- 
ed the library because his high 
school used it for detention," said 
Flannery. 

Like many college instructors, 
Flannery believes that writing 
phobia starts with poor academic 
instruction at the high school 
level. And, by the time they enter 
college, students are over- 
whelmed by the amount of 
attributed research required to 
complete essays and papers. 

"Students are trained early on 
to simply spit back information. I 
try to change this by making 
them start with a question about 
something they are interested in," 
she said. "This is foreign to most 
students who are used to regurgi- 
tating information." 

So far, this method has been 
successful in her classes. By hav- 
ing students choose a research 
question personal to their own 
lives; she can circumvent some of 
the motivations for plagiarism. 

"Students do amazing things 
when you give them the space to 
do it," said Flannery. "The ques- 
tion is everything." 

Charles Avinger, a full-time 
English instructor, clearly spells 



out his policy on plagiarism in the 
syllabi for all his classes; 

"Any evidence of cheating or 
intentional plagiarism wiU result in 
an F for the course. The incident 
will be documented and a copy will 
be forwarded to the Dean of 
Humanities and Social Sciences, 
and the Vice President of Student 
Services for further review and 
possible institutional sanctions." 
This stern warning serves to 
emphasize the serious nature of 
plagiarism, giving students fair 
warning about. the consequences 
of cheating. 

However, Avinger says that in 
his experience most people are 
conscientious, and usually "plagia- 
rism" is an honest mistake. "It is 
important to forestall (plagiarism) 
before it happens. I ask for copies 
of all sources," he said. "I also 
look at all the drafts so I can see 
the writing process." 

A recent study by The Center 



for Academic Integrity found that 
"almost 80 percent of college stu- 
dents admit to cheating at least 
once," and a survey by The 
Psychological Record reports that 
"36 percent of undergraduates 
have admitted to plagiarizing writ- 
ten material." 

Reactions from WCC smdents 
are widely varied on the subject of 
plagiarism. Due to the incriminat- 
ing nature of their responses, 
some have chosen to remain 
anonymous. "A couple of times, 
I've been sick or something at the 
end of a semester and I had to get 
a paper in or fail a class. I prom- 
ised I'd make up for it later, but I , 
still felt bad about it." ' 

"I've plagiarized a couple of 
times. Obviously, if you just copy 
and paste right off the first hit you 
get on Google, you'll get caught. 
But obviously it's cheating and I 
haven't done it a whole lot." 

"I haven't plagiarized. I think 



it's wrong. But one time I helped 
my friend by giving her a paper I 
wrote for the same class last 
semester. I felt bad about it, but 
she had reasons why she couldn't 
write the paper and the instructor 
was totally unhelpful. If she could 
have gotten an extension or some- 
thing, she wouldn't have had to do 
it." 

Monamie Bhadra, a WCC stu- 
dent employee said, "People just 
don't understand the reasons for 
properiy crediting their sources. 
Plagiarism undermines the aca- 
demic and professional discourse. 
Otherwise, you end up going in 
circles and never really reach the 
'truth." 

Elaine Razzano, a mentor from 
the NCTE Web sites offers pro- 
found insight on the subject of 
plagiarism. "Perhaps students need 
to take some courses in ethics 
instead of in how to write a 
research paper.." 



Mvj Two Cents: Single and Looking at Longwood 



Willard Vaughn 

Opinion Editor 

Hurricane Isabel has come and 
gone this week. So did my hopes 
for a five-day weekend. 

As I was heading back to 
Farmville on Friday after spend- 
ing the storm in the back of an 
ambulance in Chesterfield, I was 
looking forward to a relaxing cou- 
ple of days with my friend 
Alcohol. 

I was pissed to find that not 
only did all of Farmville have 
lights, but Longwood did as well. 
Classes went on as normal, and I 
never did get to hang out with my 
friend. Oh well, such is life. 
Anyway, on to the question: 

Dear Willard: 

I've been single for about two years 
now. It's not from lack of trying. I meet 
people. I go out. I do my thing. But I 
still Just can't get anybody. In fact, I'm 
not even able to hook up with anybody. 
What's wrong with me? 

Signed, 

Sexually Frustrated 

Well, to answer this question 
I'm going to not only rely on what 
I know, but also I'm going to con- 
sult the great Dr. Phil for this one 



(u^avdrphil.com/advice). 

1 personally think that Dr. Phil 
has some insight into relation- 
ships and so forth, but I don't 
think that his advice is any more 
profound than any other clinical 
psychologist could offer. 

The difference is that Dr. Phil 
knows how to market himself, and 
he has the funding to do it. 

Anjway, the first thing that I 
have to offer you is to find out 
who you are. I tell people all the 
time that there is no way that you 
can make someone else happy 
until you are happy with who you 
are. 

If you look at yourself, and you 
decide that you cannot be happy 
with yourself, then that my friend 
is what you .need to be worried 
about rather than chasing tail. 

In fact, knowing yourself and 
being comfortable and confident 
witii that is half die batde in die 
dating game. 

After you've done this, then 
you'll be able to determine exacdy 
whom it is that you want to date. 
Once you've figured this out, 
according to Dr. Phil, "...put 
yourself in a target rich environ- 
ment..." 

This means that if you want 
someone who is a brain, start 



hanging out in the library. If you 
want a party animal, start going to 
parties. 

Additionally, make sure that 
you're not setting yourself up for 
failure. People do this in two ways. 

First, they act too desperate. 
Desperation works if you're a girl 
trying to pick up a guy to engage in 
the horizontal mambo with on a 
Samrday night, but not for form- 
ing a lasting relationship. 

Unformnately, guys, this doesn't 
work the opposite way; giris don't 
really fall for desperate guys unless 
they themselves are desperate. 

Secondly, again pulling from Dr. 
Phil, people set themselves up for 
failure by expecting the worst. If 
you say to yourself that you've only 
been able to attract one type of 
person, then you're going to only 
expect and be looking for that type 
of person. 

So go out there and be yourself 
and you'll find the person that is 
right for you. If any of you have 
questions about life, love, relation- 
ships, or the horizontal mambo, 
feel free to send them to rotun- 
da@longwood.edu with Dr. 
Willard in the subject. As always, 
be kind to each other's hearts; the 
next one that breaks might be 
yours. 



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Reviving tke Goddess: Wicca 101 



Leslie Smith 

News Editor 



Yesterday kicked off 

"Wednesday with Women 
Studies," with the subject of 
"Reviving the Goddess in 
Modern Times," featuring Dr. 
Carl Riden. 

Her talk centered on Wicca, 
Goddess Worship, and Earth 
Spirituality. 

She covered the theology, his- 
tory, academic analysis, and 
pagans' point of view. 



Riden became interested in 
this topic when studying for a 
portion of her Sociology of 
Religion class labeled "Neo- 
paganism and Witchcraft." 

She acknowledges that all 
types of pagans have different 
ideas and preferences when 
talking about rituals, gods /god- 
desses, pantheons (the different 
sects of gods, such as Greek or 
Celtic), the usage of magic, etc. 

"There's no way to get 
around it. Part of the belief sys- 
tem is that each individual, each 



organization, can establish their 
own rituals, or write their own 
guidelines in respect *to their 
own practice," Riden said. 

Rituals are fairly similar, 
though, as most aspects are usu- 
ally kept throughout the differ- 
ent types of Wiccan and pagan 
ritual. 

The majority of pagans 
"believe that you are responsi- 
ble for your own actions," she 
said. 

See WICCA p.5 



A Celebration of Diversity 



EiUe Woodruff 

Cartoonist 



September 27th, Longwood held 
its 3rd annual Citizen Leader Day 
at the Moton Museum, sponsored 
by SEAL and New Student 
Leadership Programs. 

The program consisted of 3 
separate sessions in which volun- 
teers would attend a seminar 
explaining the history of the 
Moton School, Farmville's recent 
history in desegregation, and 
Prince Edward County public 
school's role in the Brown vs 
Board of Education legal batde. 

After the seminar on Saturday 
morning, volunteers spent the 



afternoon serving plates of food 
donated by local businesses for 
five dollars a piece. The funds 
raised are to be matched and dou- 
bled by government agencies 

The effort raised some five 
hundred dollars, a cheering 
prospect for the oft-ignored 
museum. 

. Previous Citizen Leader Days 
have addressed the crisis simations 
in New York City following 9/11 
and a series of individual mono- 
logues focusing on smdent issues 
ranging from eating disorders to 
academic honesty to sexuality. 
SEAL and the office of New 
Smdent and Leadership Programs, 
an organization of young men and 



women driven to make a differ- 
ence on Longwood's campus have 
headed all these. The current 
advisor for both is Sarah Schoper, 
Iowa native, who is ecstatic about 
the record number of volunteers 
this year, an excess of 300 people. 

The program attracted faculty, 
staff, and students from both 
Longwood and Hampden Sydney 
and members of the Farmville 
community. Faculty and staff 
applauded the effort. The reac- 
tions from students, however, 
were mixed. 

During the initial seminar, 
numerous smdents had the "cour- 
tesy" to doze off, but were thank 
See CITIZEN p.4 



LEA.F. Initiated Campus^-Wide Recij cling Effort 



Stacey Kluttz 

Staff Writer 

In hopes of improving faculty and 
student awareness, the Longwood 
Environmental Awareness 

Foundation (L.E.A.F.) is working 
with the administration and student 
body to provide a recycling program 
here on campus for this semester. 

Organized in 1996, L.E.A.F. has 
been involved in such activities as 
tree planting, water quality monitor- 
ing, programs with speakers involv- 
ing learning activities, "Paint the 
Town Green," International Coastal 
Clean-up, and an upcoming trip to 



Fox Island for a two week activity 
that teaches one to live self suffi- 
cientiy. 

L.E.A.F. is known for their con- 




tributions in helping improve the 
environment, but according to 
Juliette Enfield, "I wanted a way to 



be involved with issues on my cam- 
pus and it first started because there 
was no recycling on campus. I want- 
ed to get it going." 

In 2001, LEA.F. sent out a peti- 
tion with 500 student and faculty 
signatures showing their support for 
the program. 

Jennica Ames, Vice President of 
L.E.A.F., said, "My goal is for the 
recycling program to be successful 
and for people to become environ- 
mentally aware." 

The effort to arrange recycling 
has not been an easy task according 

See LEAF p. 4 




The sisters of Zeta Tau Alpha (above) pose for a picture 
before WALK commences. The sister of Alpha Delta Pi 
(below) crowd around one of their newest members, 
greeting her with the traditional "shirting," in which the 
initiated sisters run out to the girl who has accepted 
their bid and give her a shirt displaying the sorority's 
greek letters. For the full story on recruitment, see p.5 




New Contraceptive: Seasonale 

Shannon Harrison den. The only key difference is the 

P R Manag er piU is taken consecutively for 84 

The FDA approved a newly devel- days of active pills followed by 7 

oped Seasonale birth control piQ days in-active pills throughout 

that cuts periods from 13 a year to which time you have your period. 
4. As said by the FDA the use of 

^seasonale* 

Developed in Norfolk by Barr 
Laboratories the piQ will be in 
drugstores the beginning of 
November. 

The pill is the first of its kind, 
and works similarly to pills we are 
all familiar with like Ortho-tricy- 




SEASONALE® provides women 
with more hormonal exposure on a 
yearly basis than conventional 
monthly oral contraceptives con- 
taining similar strength synthetic - 

See SEASONALE p.4 



^ 



PAGE 2 




Editorial 

ds From tlie Editor 



October 2, 2003 



I find it real- 
ly funny 
when peo- 
ple say that 
" West 
Virginia 
Strippers 
are classy." 
I mean, is 
that really possible? To me, it 
seems it would be kind of hard to 
be a stripper while maintaining 
one's class. 

Drunk men, and maybe some 
lesbians, are grabbing for your 
boobs, touching your butt, and then 
during the day you are an upstand- 
ing citizen of your communit)'? 
Don't think so. 

I was talking to some guy friends 
of mine, and according to diem a 
classy stripper is one that doesn't 
look "cracked out." 

So if your entertainer for the 
evening doesn't have a lot of teeth, 



and she's pushing fourty, that qual- 
ifies a stripper that doesn't have 
class? 

Yet, a pretty girl with fake boobs, 
thin thighs, and will take your dol- 
lars IS classy? 

Sorry, don't think so...again. 

One friend even told me that he 
saw a stripper (I don't remember 
where) who was an elementary 
school teacher by day, and by night 
she was a stripper. What is this? 

What if one of the dads (or 
moms) came in and saw her? 
Wouldn't that take away from her 
credibility? 

As a professional, I really don't 
think it's wise to have a job in the 
"entertainment" business. 

I feel like it would be pretty hard 
to be taken seriously. Truthfully, 1 
don't really think it I could see a 
stripper/professional as "credible". 

Don't get me wrong, I'm a work- 
ing girl. I totally understand what it 





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understand the value of a dollar, 
but there are a few lines I just won't 
cross. 

Be it my pride, or my dad telling 
me "if you ever get a job as a strip- 
per I'll kick you out," that have 
tained my views, but there's just 
something about those girls (and 
guys!) that make me chuckle. 

There are a lot of odd jobs in 
this world that pay good money, so 
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Letters to tke Editor: Wkere are tke Sausages? 



Dear Editor: 

With Octoberfest right around 
the corner, we expect to start see- 
ing the decorations in the dining 
hall change from the lovely 
Aramark signs, to those of beer 
steins and people wearing leder- 
hosen. 

Along with the decorations, 
comes the selling of the tradition- 
al Octoberfest t-shirts in the 
lobby. 

With the excitement of the 
weekend building amongst the 
students, us seniors especially, this 
year I was actually going to spend 
the $10 dollars on a t-shirt, which 
in years past I have saved for the 
field party tickets. 

In one of my many communi- 



cation classes, my professor 
brought attention to the flyer pub- 
licizing the sale of the t-shirts; my 
mouth dropped to the floor. 

A woman who is not so much 
attractive as is unattractive, and 
fully endowed in the "chest" area 
adorned the backs of the t-sliirts. 
Complete with steins of beer, I 
began to wonder "was this just the 
shirt for the men to wear?" 

Now it wasn't the fact that the 
"lovely" woman was carrying beer, 
I myself am a big fan of the brew, 
however the fact that her chest was 
falling out of her dress was dis- 
turbing to me. 

I for one, being a woman, do 
not want to wear a shirt widi a 
blessed bosom lady on the back; 



why can't I have a shirt with a man 
on the back? 

Perhaps in .fitting with the 
theme of Octoberfest, a man with 
sausages? Or possibly one big 
sausage? 

Don't get me wrong here, I am 
all for attractive women showing 
the world their beauty, however I 
don't want to wear it on my back. 

So this weekend while all the 
Longwood guys are proudly strut- 
ting their stuff in their bosom 
woman t-shirts, I will be searching 
for my men with sausages and per- 
haps he will be lucky enough to 
need more than four steins of beer 
to cover his prized possession. 

Ke/fy Redding 



S.EA.L s Response to tke Greek Commtinity 



Dear Editor: 

This past weekend, there was a 
conflict between the scheduling of 
Citizen Leader Day and the 
rescheduled WALK date. 

The best possible solution to 
diis was for WALK to be resched- 
uled for Saturday evening so it 
would not interfere with any pre- 
viously scheduled campus-wide 
activities. The people involved in 
the decision did their best to 
accommodate the needs and inter- 
ests of all Longwood Students, 
both Greek and non-Greek. 

A substantial number of 
Greeks participated in the entire 
Citizen Leader Day program. 
Those Greeks who did participate 
in die program were not forced to 
attend, but rather willfully attend- 
ed. 



It is a disappointment that you 
would think that Greeks would not 
want to participate with Citizen 
Leader Day. 

By writing the anonymous letter 
in the manner that you did, you 
chose to speak for the entire Greek 
community. By doing this, you are 
giving Greeks a bad reputation at 
Longwood. 

As members of the Greek 
Community, we continually strive 
to create a better relationship with 
Longwood. Your quick accusa- 
tions and uninformed assumptions 
hinder the positive strives we have 
made so far this year. As a mem- 
ber of the Greek community, 
shouldn't you be looking to better 
die relationship between die Greek 
community and Longwood? 
There are numerous other ways to 



enjoy and enhance your sisterhood 
or brotherhood than merely "cele- 
brating" prior to walk. A vast 
majority 'of Greek organizations 
are founded on principles of lead- 
ership. Therefore, maybe you 
should ask yourself if you are 
apart of your organization for the 
right reasons. We know that we 
are a part of bodi our Greek 
organizations and S.E.A.L. 
because of these leadership princi- 
ples and challenge you to enact not 
only the leadership principles of 
your organization but also the mis- 
sion of Longwood. 



Sarah Schoper - Pi Beta Phi 
Marvin Simms - A^ha Sigma Phi 
Drew Jefferson - Phi Kappa Tau 
Mark Rutherford - Phi Kc^pa Tau 



October 2, 2003 



Otinion 






"If you're not mod, you're not paying attention!" 

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ipe<ih up cuid/ act up. Beccune/, if yaw re/ vuyt mad/, yow're/ not paying atterxtloyu E-m£u2/ 
Acix\/iM^Cdea^to^roturidx^loYi^ood/.edu/. 

Petition to Amend Longwood s Anti-Discrimitory Statements 

Students of lx)ngwood call upon to the Board of Visitors to Conduct Standards and 

the Board of Visitors to rectif)' an amend lx)ng\vood's Affirmative Regulations and the Honor Code 



inconsistency between 

Longwood's "Statement 

Regarding the Intolerance of Bias 
Incidents at Longwood 
Universit)'" and their Affirmative 
Action statement 

The former provides protec- 
tion to those of a different "sexu- 
al orientation" from offenses 
committed against them motivat- 
ed upon their sexual orientation. 

The latter, however, fails to 
provide protection to this same 
group of individuals from dis- 



Action statement to include 
"sexual orientation." 

If you desire to sign the peti- 
tion, thus indicating that you 
wish the Board of Visitors to 
amend the Affirmative Action 
statement to include "sexual ori- 



of Conduct Standards and 
Regulations, any offense motivated 
by bias will not be tolerated. An 
offense motivated by bias is any 
offense wherein the accused inten- 
tionally selects political affiliation, 
sexual orientation, gender, age, 
entation," please contact Jon marital stams, or inclusion in any 
Miller (jemiller@longwood.edu), group protected by law. 
Jessica Smith (jtsmith@long- 

wood.edu), or Trudy Berry Affirmative Action Statement: 

(tbberry@longwood.edu). I>ongwood College, an agency of 

You may also visit the the Commonwealth of Virginia, is 

Commuter Student Lounge an equal opportunit}' institution of 



crimination as indicated by the [Student Union (Lankford) 211] higher learning. The College pro- 



exclusion of "sexual orientation." 
By excluding "sexual orienta- 
tion" in Longwood's Affirmative 
Action statement, the Board of 
Visitors effectually fails to pro- 
mote equal opportunit)' for all, 
and creates a loophole that per- 
mits tolerance of discrimination 



or come to the table that we will motes equal opportunity for all 

set up in the Dining Hall foyer prospective and current students 

during lunch and dinner on and employees. The College will 

Tuesday and Wednesday, not discriminate against any indi- 

October 7 & 8. vidual on the basis of race, color, 

religion, national origin, sex, age. 

Statement Regarding the or disability status, except in rela- 

Intolerance of Bias Incidents tion to employment where a bona 

against those of a different sexu- at Longwood University: fide occupational qualification 

al orientation. Longwood University seeks to exists. Anyone with questions con- 

We have drawn up a petition, foster a safe environment con- cerning access or accommodations 

currently containing signatures of ducive to learning and the free should contact Disability' Support 

66 student petitioners, that we exchange of ideas. In accor- Services at 804-395-2391 (V); 800- 

will present to the SGA, request-, dance with all the policies resid- 828-1120 (TT Relay), 
ing that tiiey submit it, and appeal ing under the Judicial Code of 

Feminists Can Enjoij Fun, Games, and Big-Breasted Women 

If you don't have a sense of You know what happens next, 
humor, you're not going to get Granted, we're not off by that 

anywhere in this world. I have much (roughly 50 to 50), but still. 



Amy Whipple 

Assistant Editor 



Kids, I complain about a lot of 
things. Too many things as some 
claim. 

I do not, however, have a stick 
up my ass, and, while it's never 
been a problem before, it's get- 
ting me into hot water now. 

For the record, I do not have a 
problem with the Oktoberfest 
shirts, but everyone thinks I 
should, and when I express a dif- 
ferent opinion, I get attacked. 

Yes, I am a feminist. Yes, I 
have problems with the overall 
objectification of "people (not 
just women). Yes, I am a 
Women's Studies minor. Yes, I 
am president of W.I.L.L., but, 
ladies and gentiemen, I have a 
sense of humor. 



litde tolerance for people with 
thin skin. Ijt's a tough world out 
there, you can't be sensitive to 
everything. 

And, friends, there are much 
bigger problems on this cam- 
pus than busty women with 
beer on the backs of tee-shirts. 



We bent so hell over backward to 
accomodate males that we went 
overboard. It kind of always 
seems that way. 

And, yes, I make fun of the 
Greeks, but that's another issue on 
this campus. Aren't many sorority 
girls just embracing fetnininity? 



And not even your typical run Why are they constandy taken 

of the mill problems either, down for just being girls? When I 

Feminist problems. Gender first came to Longwood, I found 

problems. Our problems. . many feminist sorority girls, but 

Longwood University, which now the number has diminished 

is a historically female institu- (or they're just in hiding). Who's to 

tion, does not meet Tide IX say you can't be a feminist and act 



standards. We roughly have a 60 
to 40 ratio of female to male 
students. In accordance to Tide 
IX, we should have the same 
ratio of female to male athletes. 



Uke a girl? WE ARE WOMEN, 

after all. 

Women who wear shirts with 
other women and beer on them. 

And it's all going to be okay. 



PAGE 3 



props and drops 



+ To Professor Chili Pepper for making history a hot topic. 

+ To big euphemisms. 

+ To getting a "B" on a Spanish test. (That's right!!!!) 

+ To recycUng '80s vocabulary. 

+ To Nick-at-Nite bringing back Full Home (and the Hug- 

a-Thon to start it off right). 

+ To kissing. 

Drops: 

- To those who want to have sex with sheep. 

- To those who are easily offended. 

- To unfair parking tickets. 

- To computers that crash. 

- To screwing up classic cartoons. 

- To flies that spawn in the Residence Halls. 



Speak Out 

Wkat do you tkink about tke 
OktolDerlest T-Skirts? 




"I can't see much cleavage, 
however there definitely is a 
tan line. You can't see the line 
between the boobs, thus it 
doesn't qualify as cleavage." 
-Aaron Canada, Sophmore 



"When you think about beer and 
Germany.,.you think about a girl 
wearing that." 
-Jacqueline Laudie, Freshman 





"If it will make them feel better, I 
can dress up in that, show off my 
cleavage, dye my hair blonde, and 
walk around." 

-Stu-pac Davis, Freshtaan 



"I don't really have a problem 
with it. But if Longwood was 
going to represent the student 
body, then it should show a 
male and a female. 

—Jessica Titmus, Sophmore 




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Marijuana: It s Not Always Tke Happy Hask 



Amanda Sengi 

Staff Writer 

Marijuana. "Pot," "trees," "herb," 
"weed," "grass," and all the other 
nicknames have been made up 
for this mood-altering drug. 

Marijuana is the bi-product of 
"cannabis sadva," otherwise 
known as a hemp plant. 

The part of this plant that is 
used for the purpose of smoking 
are the leaves, after they have 
been cut and dried. 

The thing about this drug that 
makes you feel "high" is the 
chemical known as trans-delta- 
tetrahydrocannabinol, but more 
commonly called by the abbrevi- 
ated name, "THC." 

There are different ways to 
smoke marijuana, but it can also 
be consumed by combining the 
drug with food, because when 
done in a specific way it brings 
out the THC from the marijuana 
leaves. 

Some of the ways of smoking 
marijuana include: rolling the 
drug in paper to make joints 
(marijuana cigarettes) and 
through using different types of 
pipes or "pieces," which are typi- 
cally called bowls or bongs. 

There are many side effects to 
using marijuana, some good and 
some bad. Most people smoke 
marijuana to achieve a euphoric 



and stress free mood. 

Although it can create feel- 
ings of relaxation, some people 
have been known to suffer from 
paranoia after using marijuana. 

It can cause some distortion 
of the senses, as well as affecting 
the memory and can lower one's 
inhibitions. 

"In my own history here at 
Longwood, I remember going 
to a party freshman year, where 
there were people offering mari- 
juana to anyone who was inter- 
ested in smoking it. 

There were two girls whom I 
knew that decided to smoke, 
and although they did not know 
these people who were offering 
them marijuana, they thought 
nothing of it," said junior, 
Amanda Sengi. 

"These girls ended up having 
terrible reaction after smoking, 
because what they did not know 
was that the marijuana was laced 
with "hash" [a hallucinogenic 
drug]. 

They spent the night in severe 
paranoia of everything around 
them and needed to be taken 
home as soon as possible. 

Although this type of occur- 
rence is rare, it is important to 
remember that not everyone can 
be trusted," said Sengi. 

Many people talk about 
whether or not marijuana 



should be legahzed, without 
thinking of the benefits or con- 
sequences. 

Marijuana has more cancer 
causing agents than cigarettes, 
yet it does not cause the smoker 
to obtain the addiction that a 
tobacco smoker suffers from. 

It is proven that marijuana 
does have medical benefits, espe- 
cially for people suffering from 
cancer who experience many 
debilitating symptoms. 

For these cancer patients, it 
can relieve nausea and increase 
appetite, allowing them to get the 
nutrition they need. 

When asked on her thoughts 
about the ongoing debate of 
whether or not marijuana should 
be legalized, Longwood junior, 
Stephanie Childress, said, 

"I think marijuana should be 
legalized because tobacco is 
legal, and tobacco kills so many 
people every year." 

Marijuana has commonly been 
called a "gateway drug," a state- 
ment that tends not to sit well 
with those who smoke marijuana 
and have never felt the need to 
try any other drugs. 

Whether or not marijuana 
ever becomes legalized, people 
can still say "no" to using it. If it 
always stays illegal, Sengi said, "I 
have no doubt that people will 
still find a way to smoke it." 



CITIZEN cont'd p.l 

fully outweighed by the num- 
bers that hung on every word 
said as the program facilitators 
circled the room, rattling off 
the events in Farmville leading 
up to a student strike and the 
five-year shut down of public 
schools in Prince Edward 
County that followed a few 
years afterwards. 

Speaker Reverend Sam 
Williams was a student of 
Moton High School at the time 
of the strike and remembered it 



for the assembled volunteers. 

At the end of his speech, he 
reminded the students that the 
judges responsible for the lost 
years of education and count- 
less deprived children were 
never held accountable for 
their actions. 

The ripple effect of this crit- 
ical decision is still being felt in 
Farmville today. Remember 
that these events took place 
only 29 years ago, not more 
than a decade before most cur- 
rent Longwood students were 
born. Businesses avoided 



opening in Farmville because 
they were afraid of hiring uned- 
ucated employees. Longwood 
and surrounding schools lost 
valuable teachers and profes- 
sors, not only due to lack of 
facilities, but because their fam- 
ilies could not get an education 
in the area. 

Anyone interested in more 
about the Moton Museum, the 
building is located across the 
street at the far corner of 
Longwood's campus, near the 
practice fields or email Martha 
Cook at mcook@moton.org. 



The Longwood Muslim Students Association (MSA): 

is seeking persons of peace to re-start the association. 

Please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs, 

if you are interested. 395-2395 



SEAS6NALE cont'd p.l 

estrogens and progestins (an 
additional 9 weeks per year). 
This 91 day regimen gives 
women more options when 
exploring birth control. 

When asking Longwood 
students about this new 
product, one women said, "I 
would not take it because I 
like to get the monthly reas- 
surance" of a period. 

This is the view of some, 
but not all Longwood stu- 
dents; others feel that with 
the same rate of effective- 
ness they don't need the 
extra hassle of monthly 
menstrual cycles. 

Women have experienced 
increased sporadic bleeding 
and spotting while using 
Seasonale but it's a factor 
you might want to overlook 
if seasonale appeals to you. 

Side effects are limited 
and everyone is affected dif- 
ferendy. For more informa- 
tion or concerns you should 
consult your physician. 



October 2, 2003 

LEAF cont'd p.l 

to Juliette Enfield, President of the 
o^anization. 

Though the Student Government 
Association supports the program 
fully, money is limited due to budget 
cuts. 

L.E.A.F. is currendy focusing on 
gaining a Recycling Coordinator 
through Aramark to design a recycling 
program on campus that will allow stu- 
dents and faculty to recycle items such 
as paper, plastic, glass, aluminum, and 
more. As Ms.Ames said, "Every col- 
lege that has a recycling program has a 
coordinator We are one of the few 
tiiat doesn't." 

Once a recycling program is estab- 
lished, L.E.A.F. plans on distributing 
booklets to every student on campus, 
which provides helpful information on 
environmental issues. 

The organization is working to pro- 
vide recycling on campus and as 
Ms.Ames said, "Recycling is just die 
beginning." Students interested in 
learning more about L.E.A.F. can visit 
www.LEAF@longwood.edu. or 

attend meetings every two weeks at 
6:30 p.m. in Stevens room 111. 



Storyteller to perform 

"Women of Magnificent Birth" 

Queen Nur, a professional storyteller, will present 
a program titled "Women of Magnificent Birth" in 
Wygal 204 on Thursday October 9, at 8 p.m. In 
the multicultural program, which is free and open 
to the public, Queen Nur Will tell stories about 
women in history. Queen Nur, also known as 
Karen Nur El-Amin, founded Duinsity Storytelling 
& Lecturing Group in 1993 and has become 
"nationally known for her highly energetic, cre- 
ative and expressive storytelling style," according 
to a promotional brochure. Her programs have 
been described as "packed full of moral lessons 

and educational, family and community 
values... from the oral tradition." Her visit is spon- 
sored by Alpha Delta Mu. the social work hon- 
orary fraternity. 



Your Questions Answered! 

Come and hear from the President, Vice^'President and 
selected University officials at an Open Forum sponsored 
by the Student Govemment Association on Wednesday, 
Octoljer 8th in the Student Union Ballroom. There will t)e 
open microphones for any student who wishes to ask ques- 
tions or make comments. Potential Topics Include but are 

not limited to: 

-Parking -Constmction 

-YOUR TOPIC HERE -Residence Halls 

-College Policies -Division I Status 



October 2, 2003 



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PAGES 



I 

Thcfe are three broad heada^ 
for neo-paganism - Earth 
%iritualrty. Goddess Worship, and 
Wicca. 

Earth Spirituality followers are 
people who arc "practicing a belief 
system that doesn't necessarily put a 
face on tht entity that they.are wor- 
shipping - the worship of the earth, 
the worship of nature," They tend 
to hold their practices out in nature, 
in order to realize the contact 
throi^h their ceremonies. 

Goddess Worship "focuses basi- 
cally on the female aspect," and 
these people connect their worship 
accordingly with different 
Goddesses, both inside and out. 

Wicca is really at the center of all 
^ese different types of practices. 
"Most of the core practices. . .came 
out of Wicca," Riden said. The can- 
dles, incense, ritual chants, etc have 
all come out of Wicca at some 
point 

The origin myth of certain 
aspects of Wicca date back to the 
Mesopotamian times, with the 
Goddess, who would be seen as the 
Mother (Earth Mother, Moon 
Mother), and the God of the Hunt. 
Pagans prove this through cave 
paintings, carvings on rocks, ancient 
statuaries, and sculptures. While the 
names might varj' through different 
cultures, the basic pnnciple stayed 
the same throughout different 
times, a female power and a male 



powet 

Religious people who conquer 
different places tend to try and get 
p«^le to join their reli^on, or 
sometimes diey are tolerant, and 
usually end up immersii^ the older 
religion into the new. 

"Initially people converted [to 
Christianity] from the upper class- 
es, while everyday people, rural 
people who are a part of the uni- 
versal pagan concept," had their 
religion incorporated into the 
Qiristian religion, which can be 
seen by Christmas (the Christmas 
tree, the Yule log), or Easter (egg, 
fertiUty as seen dirough the sym- 
bolism of the Easter Bunny). But 
they also turned the homed God 
into the Christian Devil, and 
btimed and tortured many of the 
practitioners of the old practice. 

The period of time in which 
witches were persecuted was called 
"The Burning Times." 

The triple Goddess, the 
Maiden/Mother/Crone, tends to 
be the image of the Goddess. It is 
also associated with the season - 
spring is the Maiden, summer is 
the Mother, and fall/winter is the 
Crone. The Horned God is very 
much an embodiment of sexuality, 
nature, the Sun or Sky. He is usual- 
ly seen as the opposite of the 
Goddess. 

The "Wheel of the Year" is a 
calendar of the Sabbats (holidays) 
as pagans and Wiccans hold them. 

Yule (Solstice): (Dec 22) This 



Sabbat traditkaiaUy celebrates the 
return of the Sun God to the 
Earth. 

Imbolg: (Feb 2) Celebrates the 
returning Sun God and his bride 
the Virgin Goddess. 

Ostara (Equinox): (March 22) 
Celebrates new life and emerging 
sexuality with the opening of 
spring. 

Bealtaine: (May 1) Symbolizes 
the actual wedding of the Goddess 
and God. 

Midsummer Solstice: Honors the 
Sun God at the he%ht of his power, 
and the Goddess as the pregnant 
mother-to-be. 

Lughnasadh: (Aug 1 or 2) 
Celebrates the first harvest. 

Mabon (Equinox): (Sept 22) 
Celebrates the second harvest, 
wine, and balance. 

Samhain: (Oct 31) Marked the 
beginning of winter and the Celt's 
new year. It is a day to honor the 
Crone Goddess and the dying God 
who will be reborn at Yule Also 
marks the end of the harvest sea- 
son. (Information about the 
Sabbats came from Edain McCoy's 
hock Sabbats: A W^itch's Approach to 
Umg the Old Wa^s) 

It basically follows the charing 
of the seasons, but also the cycle of 
life and rebirth. 

"We're about to move into the 
season of death. Death is not a bad 
thing to Wiccans. Death is a neces- 
sary thing, it's a good thing. It has 
to happen... in order for life to 



Fall Recruitment Over: And It Only Took Two Weeks! 



Kelly Fischer 

StafI Writer 

It was September 14, 2003 when-99 
ladies began Greek recruitment for 
this fall semester. 

Longwood received notice that 
Hurricane Isabel would hit 
Farmville that Thursday September 
18, classes were cancelled and stu- 
dents were advised to make their 
way home if it was safe. 

This also meant that recruitment 
would be stopped. Hurricane 
Isabel caused damage on the east 
coast but did not harm Farmville as 
many had speculated, and classes 
resumed the following Monday. 

The decision also meant that 
recruitment, being that it was 
stopped on the Wednesday before, 
would just restart the following 
Wednesday and continue through 
Friday 

The last day of recruitment was 



the day when sororities were sup- 
posed to give out their bids, and 
receive their new members that 
evening at Walk. 

Unfortunately this was not the 
case and the 99 girls had to wait 
another day to receive their bids. 

The decision was made due to a 
conflict in schedules of events 
taking place on campus. 

Citizen Leader Day was sched- 
uled for the evening of Friday, 
September 26th and Saturday, 
September 27th during the day 

Sarah Schoper, Director of 
Leadership and New Student 
Programs said, "Myself and SEAL 
started setting up for Citizen 
Leader Day on Friday at 3 p.m. It 
would have been impossible to be 
ready in time without the help of 
all the SEAL members. 

Since 7 out of 17 SEAL mem- 
bers are Greek, had they chosen to 
participate in Bid Day, we would 



have had to cancel Citizen Leader 
Day for Friday night. 

1 also don't think it is fair to 
them to have to make a choice 
between Bid Day and Citizen 
Leader Day-both events should 
support each other and not com- 
pete against each other" 

During this past fall recruitment 
most of the 99 girls accepted a bid 
from a sorority. The Director of 
Sorority and Fraternity life, Olivia 
Acosta, says, 

"We are really trying hard to fol- 
low national guidelines. The fall 
recruitment should be more relax- 
ing and less strenuous." 

Girls should contact Acosta for 
more information about spring 
recruitment. As for the mix-up 
about "Bid-Day," Acosta says, 

"We hope that it never happens 
again and we were happy with 
everyone's cooperation and flexi- 
bility." 



begin again in die spring,^ Ritkn- 
said. 

The basic law oiWuccA is "Do 
what ye will, as Icmg as ye harm 
none," and the Threefold Law 
badcs it up, by stattt^ that whatever 
j-ou send out into die univeree, it 
will come back on you threefold. 
TTiis warning usually keeps practi- 
tioners firom turning to hM;inful 
acts. 

M^c is the element that makes 
Wicca a mysterious, spiritual reli- 
gion. "There is this notion that one 
really can create change in this 
worid, the tangible world, througjh 
ritual and specialized knowledge," 
Riden said. 

Different pagans believe that 
magic works in different ways, 
whether it is changing their minds 
or habits, or helping someone with 
health issues, or aeating a differ- 
ence in the environment. There are 
men and women that are green, or 
kitchen, witches, and they are com- 
monly herbalists and midwifes. 

Wicca itself developed out of 
various bits and pieces of different 
religions that date back from long 
ago, like Tarot cards and tea leaf 
reading. Mai^arct Murry wrote a 
book called The Witch-Cult in 
Western Europe, and it sparked a 
whole new idea that there was still a 
pagan religion to be found in 
Europe. 

Sexuality is a big part of Wicca, 
with the asapects of the Goddess 
and the God. To what degree sexu- 
ality is a part of actual rimal is 
dependant on the group or coven 
that is practicing. 

It is more often a symbolic act, 
between the God and Goddess. 
They believe that there are "real 



forces out tl^re, male aiui itxiaSe^ 
Riden said. People taoA to be very 
comfortable with Wicca and odier 
pa^ practice due to its qpen door 
to all sexualitks. 

When Wicca came to tkit United 
States durii^ die 19^ arid 30s, it 
came into contact with die growii^ 
movements of feminism, dvil 
rights, environmentalism. Native 
American spirimality, etc., and there 
came a great variety oi different 
practices of Wicca and other Neo- 
I^^nism. "^ 

There are some major points 
against Wicca, though, including the 
basic points of lack of proof. There 
was no proven universal goddess 
religion, though goddesses were 
worshipped; Just because goddesses 
were worshipped did not mean 
women were equal or in control; 
There is no evidence that this reli- 
gion was maintained or passed 
down in European families into 
modern times; The majority of 
those burned as witches were 
women, and many were healers, 
herbalists, and midwives, but there is 
no evidence that tiiey were attempt- 
ing to maintain pre-Christian p^an- 
ism as such. 

"Today, most Wiccans just accept 
it, and move on," Riden said. "Ko 
one can prove the stories in the 
Bible are true either, right? They just 
move on also." 

As for statistics of the amount of 
pagans today, there are approxi- 
mately 150,000 to 200,000 self iden- 
tified Neo-pagans, witches, and 
Wiccans. 65% female, 15.9% male, 
19.1% don't answer 64,1% have an 
undergraduate degree or higher. 
(Data from Berger 1999 and Orion 
1995) 



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Oktoberfest 2003: Here's to Longwood, Cheers to Oktoberfest! 

Schedule 



Thursday, October 2 

5:00 pm 
5:00-7:00 pm 

Friday, October 3 

4:00 pm 
4:30-9:00 pm 
4:30-7:00 pm 
9:00 pm-1 :00 am 

Saturday, October 4 

ll:30am-l 2:30 pm 
1 2:30 pm 
1 2:30-2:00 pm 
12:30-1 :00 pm 
1:00-1:10 pm 
1:10-1:20 pm 
1:20-1 :30 pm 
1 :30-2:30 pm 
2:00 pm 
2:00-7:00 pm 
2:30-3:45 pm 
3:45-4:30 pm 
4:30-7:00 pm 
4:30-5:45 pm 
5:00 pm 
5:45-6:45 pm 
6:45-8:00 pm 
7:00 pm 
9:00 pm 



Alzheimer's Walk 

Block Party on Main Street 



Color Wars, Wheeler Mall 
Battle of the Bands 
Picnic Dinner on Stubbs Lawn 
BSA Ball Lankford Student Union 



Booth Setup 

Booths open 

Picnic Lunch on Stubbs Lawn 

BASIC Choir Performance 

Spirit Leaders perform 

Klowns perform 

Dance team performs 

Band: Soldiers of Jah Army 

Women's Basketball-Alumni Game, Lancer Gym 

Biergarten open, Lancer Cafe 

Band: Virginia Coalition 

Band: Darren Jesse of Ben Folds Five 

Picnic Dinner on Stubbs Lawn 

Band: Sister Hazel 

Women's Soccer v. Pfeiffer, Longwood Soccer Field 

Band: Lonehawk 

Band: Vertical Horizon 

Men's Soccer v. Pfeiffer, Longwood Soccer Field 

NPHC Step Show 



*Note: All performances are at the main stage area unless otherwise noted. 



October 2, 2003 



Features 



PAGE? 



Letters From London 



Paula Nusbaum 

Staff Writer 

I've now started my second week 
of courses at the University of 
Westminster and I'm starting to 
feel overwhelmed with the work- 
load and different classroom 
methods. 

I only have classes Monday 
through Wednesday, since most 
of my classes only meet once a 
week. 

At first I felt really fortunate, 
because I had such a long week- 
end, but the downside of this is 
that I haven't been spreading my 
work out and have had to read 
three novels in one weekend. 
Hopefully I will plan better this 
week 

I had a great English class sec- 
tion today. In my Modernism 
class we were discussing Conrad's 
Heart of Darkness. 

I'd have to say the biggest dif- 
ference between US and UK 
English courses is that in the US, 
there seems to be more of a focus 
on the text itself and close read- 



ing, while in the UK there is more 
of a focus on the general move- 
ments and context in which the 
novel was written. 

I don't think one way is neces- 
sarily better than the other it's just 
different. 

I'm getting along 
well with the girls on 
mv hall. We^iave a lot 
of intense conversa- 
tions about politics, 
religion, and our dif- 
ferent cultures. 

The one dominant 
theme seems to be 
how much the non-US 
girls hate George W. 
Bush. 

They think he's 
uncouth, dumb, and an 
embarrassment to 
world politics. 

We US girls are 
always on the defen- 
sive, because nobody really likes 
America's politics, especially with 
the war in Iraq. 

While these conversations can 
become quite intense, there is 



always a level of respect among 
us, and none of us are personally 
insulted by each other's remarks. 
Besides politics we also often 
talk about differences in our cul- 
mres. Dating and sex are probably 




the biggest topics. 

I was most shocked when 
Miriam, a student from Morocco, 
described the dating practices in 
her country. 



She says dating isn't really 
allowed, at least not openly in her 
culture. 

For example, if a girl and boy 
are walking down the street 
together, holding hands, a police 
officer will often stop 
them and demand them 
to show proof of mar- 
riage. 

Miriam actually has a 
boyfriend, but she says 
it's very difficult to date 
since it's not openly 
accepted, and that they 
often have to lie or hide 
out in order to maintain a 
relationship. 

Girls from other coun- 
tries, such as Spain and 
Italy, seem to have dating 
practices like the US. ' 

They say basically any- 
thing sexual is permissi- 
ble as long as a woman 
keeps her virginity. 

Sex still seems to be taboo in 
most European countries, but 
they are gradually lessening their 
standards and restrictions. 



Last week most of the hall went 
out to celebrate a birthday on the 
floor. 

We went to a club called The 
Zoo Bar, which is the same as any 
US club, with music, dancing, and 
drinking. I had a good time, 
although it's not something I like 
to do ver)' often. 

The music is the same, if a bit 
older than in the US. They played 
a lot of Michael Jackson, which I 
have never heard in a bar or a club 
in America, but I liked it. 

I had the chance to visit the 
British Museum, which is amazing. 

It is a huge museum that hous- 
es some of the oldest, most rare 
artifacts in the world. 

There were old mummies, 
Roman jewelery, the Rosetta 
Stone, and much more. 

So overall I had a very success- 
ful week. I'm going to try and see 
a matinee of a musical, and go to 
the Tea Museum this week. 

If you have any questions about 
London you'd like to have 
answered, please e-mail me at 
pknusbau@longwood.edu. 



Protest Held to Support Same-Sex Marriage 



V-Wire 

The largest ever statewide lob- 
bying effort for lesbian and gay 
civil rights was held at the 
Wisconsin State Capitol on 
Tuesday. 

Sponsored by Action 
Wisconsin, over 200 citizens 
met to persuade state legisla- 
tors to support civil marriage 
equality for same-sex couples 
and domestic partner benefits 
for state employees. Activists 
also urged legislators to vote 
against Assembly and Senate 
bills that wbuld redefine mar- 
riage stric^dy^as union between 
one man and one woman. 

Wisconsin law defines mar- 
riage as an arrangement 
between "husband and wife," 
but if the currentiy proposed 
bills would be passed, the law 
would be specified as "one man 
and one woman." 

President Bush asked 
Congress this summer to devel- 



op federal legislation that would 
legally define marriage as a 
union specifically between one 
man and one woman. This 
action has drawn support from 
Congressional Republicans and 
party members alike. 

"The president made clear 
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and a woman," Angela Frozena, 
the State Chair for the College 
Republicans, says. "By passing 
[the bills], Wisconsin legislature 
is just attempting to clarify their 
legislative intent." 

But the organization Action 
Wisconsin feels that this change 
is unnecessary. 

"At the federal level, there are 



1,049 rights associated with 
marriage, and there are hun- 
dreds more already at the state 
level," says Christopher Ott, 
Executive Director of Action 
Viiigconsin. "Wisconsin law 
slams a door in the face of 
same-sex couples who cannot 
marry." 

But not all lobbyists for 
lesbian and gay civil rights 
' have immediate marriage 
intentions. 

"It's important to know 
that not all gay couples want 
to marry," University of 
Wisconsin graduate Victor 
LeClaire says. "It's mostly 
about having the right [to 
marry], and being accepting of 
a different lifestyle." 

The University of Wisconsin 
is one of out of three remaining 
Big Ten schools that still does 
not offer state employees 
domestic' partner benefits like 
reduced rates on health care and 

See SAME p. 9 



Ambassador Spotlight 

By Emily Miller 

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and you've seen us all over campus. Come meet the 
Ambassadors at our 



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Cross Country 

@Gardner'Webb (N.C.) 

Invitational 

4:45 p.m. 



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Lankford ABC Rooms 
3:45 p.m. 

Job Search 
Strategy Workshops 

Career Center 
5' 6 p.m. 

Just for Seniors 

Career Center 
7" 8 p.m. 

W.I.L.L. Meeting 

TBA 
9:15 p.m. 



Women's Soccer 

vs. Pfeiffer (N.C.) 
5 p.m. 

Men's Soccer 

vs. Pfeiffer (N.C.) 
7 p.m. 



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Women's Soccer 

@Queens (N.C.) 
1 p.m. 

Just for Juniors 
and Sophomores 

Career Center 
4' 5 p.m. 



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Tabb Wrestling Room 
7:30' 9:30 p.m. 



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Baptist Student Union 

Behind Stubbs 
5:15 p.m. 

Interviewing Workshops 

Career Center 
5' 6 p.m. 

Unity Alliance 

Grainger G16 
8 p.m. 

InterVarsity Christian 
Fellowship 

Hull Auditorium 
8:30 p.m. 



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Career Center 
5' 6 p.m. 

Outdoor Club 

Lancer 208 
7 p.m. 

Just for Juniors 
and Sophomores 

Career Center 
7' 8 p.m. 

Rotundd Meeting 

Student Union (across from 

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7:30 p.m. 



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Features 



PAGE 9 



Catck tke Spirit: A Lon^wood Liiesaver 



Jennifer WaU 

UU Public ReJaiioHS 



An officer whose face is very famil- 
iar to Longwood students is also 
the officer who recendy saved a 
colleague's life. 

Responding to a 911 
call, Police Sergeant 
Roger Sudesberry arrived 
in the dining hall to find a 
dining hall employee, 
Sally Saunders, lying on 
the floor. 

She was responsive, 
but complained of her 
side hurting. The rescue 
squad was called. Soon 
Saunders became uncon- 
scious; she did not have a 
pulse and was not breath- 
ing. After calling for the squad to 
speed up, Sgt. Sudesberry did the 
only thing he could: start CPR. 

On the 10th compression, 
Saunders began to breathe again, 
sustaining her life until die arrival 
of the rescue squad. Sally Saunders 
had suffered from a stroke. 

"You always wonder if you 
could really do this right, but when 



the time comes to save a life, 
everything falls into place," stated 
Sgt. Sudesberry. 

Only a couple of weeks prior to 
this incident, he completed a train- 
ing course in the use of the 
Automatic 
External 
Defibrillator and 
CPR. 

" R o g d r ' s 
actions certainly 
saved a life. 
Without lifesav- 
ing CPR, she 
would have died. 
Roger took the 
training he had 
received and put 
it into action. 
Roger's reaction 
under pressure is indicative of a 
compassionate professional," stat- 
ed Charles Lowe, Director of 
Public Safety and Chief of Police. 
Having worked for Longwood 
for 17 years, Sgt. Sudesberry has 
seen and experienced a great deal. 
He chuckles as he recalls nego- 
tiating with a couple of streakers 
and he is grateful for having talked 




a student from jumping out of one 
of the high-rises. 

Sgt. Sudesberry received the 
Jaycees' Police Officer of the Year 
award for pursuing on foot a 
purse-snatcher, catching him and 
then talking him into surrenderii^ 
to police. Twice he has been Spirit 
Leader for OktoberFest and has 
received seven Chi commenda- 
tions. 

Sgt. Sudesberry is well known 
on the Longwood campus. He is 
known to be approachable and 
friendly yet effective in upholding 
the law. 

"Roger is probably the best per- 
son to go to when there is a prob- 
lem - his way of dealing with stu- 
dents is funny and personable, but 
he stiU gets the job done," stated 
Wendi Strickland, a senior psychol- 
ogy major. 

"I want to make sure that stu- 
dents know me, so if a student 
needs something they kna/ they 
can come to me," concluded Sgt. 
Sudesberry. 

Sgt. Sudesberry and his wife of 
26 years, Teresa, have two daugh- 
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other insurances. California, 
Connecticut, Hawaii, and 
Vermont offer limited recogni- 
tion to same-sex couples, but 
Wisconsin docs not 

"Contrary to what many 
believe, it's not all about the 
sex," Mary Fiore, an active mem- 
ber of Parents, Families, and 
JFriends of Lesbians and Gays, 
and a heterosexual Republican 
mother of a lesbian daughter 
says, "(The right to same-sex 
marriage] is about vdiether we 
have the t^ht to choose whom 
we love, whom we ct)mc home 
to at night. As a mother, I want 
that for my daughter." 

Fiore spoke out along with 
five other civil rights activists at 
Tuesday's rally, two of whom 
were members of openly homo- 



scKual couples. 

Action Wisconsin claims that 
over 200 people from across the 
state have made appointments to 
speak with legislators, and 31 out 
of Wisconsin's 33 senators are 
scheduled for questioning. An 
Assembly Committee recently 
approved the marris^-dcfining 
bill to progress to a full floor 
vote, but it is not dear when that 
w)te will occur. 

Trade Blumcntritt and 
Rebecca Angle, a lesbian couple 
with a two-year old daughter, 
Parker, are taking a stand for 
their same-sex couple dvil tigjhts. 

"People always want to know 
what (our daughter Parker] calls 
us," Blumentritt says. "We tell 
them Parker is very dear about 
which one of us she wants. She 
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PAGE If 



CD Review: Earlij Novemter's For All oi This 



Stacey Kluttz 

Guest Writer 



Have you ever been listening to 
a really great CD while driving 
and found yourself drumming 
the steering wheel and scream- 
ing the lyrics? 

Maybe that sounds a litde 
farfetched, but certain songs 
and lyrics like those of Early 
November certainly capture a 
listener's attention. 

The band excited fans on 
Tuesday, September 23 during 
their statewide tour. 

Bands like Alhster, The 
Starting Line, Senses Fail, and 
Homegrown are touring along- 
side Early November at the 
Norva Theatre in Norfolk, VA. 

If the band doesn't sound 
familiar, that might be because 
they are from Hammontown, 
New Jersey. However, they 
have their record deal with 



Drive Thru Records alongside 
bands like Good Charlotte. 

Their eclectic album. For All 
of This, carries a similar sound 
to those of Dashboard 
Confessionals and Jimmy Eat 
World, who the band admires. 

The sounds of Early 
November alter with each track 
with the sounds of a bass and 
electric guitar, drums, and 
strong vocals about love, rela- 
tionships, and heartache to get 
the listener attentive. 

Tracks #4, #6, and #10 
carry a melody vibe with soft 
vocals by Ace Ender (the lead 
singer). He makes you feel the 
emotion of the words he sings 
with the use of his guitar and 
vocals alone. 

This allows you to listen to 
the words more closely and 
relate to situations he 
describes. 

Tracks as #2, #9, #11, and 



#14, for instance, have a dis- 
tinct, energetic sound with 
incredible guitar and drumming 
talent by band mates Sergio 
Anello and John Dubistksy. 

Though there is loud singing, 
it isn't hardcore, but instead 
effective with words like, "For 
all of this, I'm better off with- 
out you." 

Even if you aren't into this 
type of music, the album is 
something you can listen to 
while working on a paper, driv- 
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Movie Review: JJnder the Tuscan Sun, Not Your Usual Ckick Hick 



U-Wire 

A sudden divorce leads novelist 
Frances Mayes (Diane Lane) to 
seek solace and succor on a 
vacation to Tuscany. While on a 
bus tour, Frances spots a quaint 
villa, the "Bramasole," and hasti- 
ly purchases it. This marks the 
end of her American life and the 
beginning of her Italian journey 
of independence. 

In Under the Tuscan Sun, Diane 
Lane does not disappoint in her 
first performance since her Best 
Actress Oscar nomination in 
Unfaithful. She is in her element 
as an unassuming, confused 
writer who is certainly out of 
her element in a foreign land. 
Lane's handling of the dramatic 
moments pairs nicely with her 
comedic dming, which is sprin- 
kled effectively throughout the 
story. 

Loosely based on the national 
bestseller of the same tide, 
Under the Tuscan Sun is the stor\' 
of a woman's self renovation as 
she renovates her new home. 

Throughout her massive 
home improvement project, 
Frances encounters an assort- 



ment of vibrant characters: 
Katharine (Lindsay Duncan), a 
middle-aged hedonist seeking 
her own destiny, Signer Martini 
(Vincent Riotta), the charming 
realtor who helps her purchase 
the ruddy "Bramasole," and 
Marcello (Raoul Bova), the daz- 
zlingly handsome Italian man 
who courts her. 

Another scene-stealer is 
Sandra Oh (of HBO's "Arliss"), 
who portrays Frances' best 
friend Patti, a gay woman who 
becomes pregnant. 

Her concern for her friend is 
what starts Frances on her path 
to self discovery: it is Patti who 
arranges for the reluctant 
Frances to take her Italian vaca- 
tion in the first place. 

Oh is funny and engaging in 
the role and brings depth to a 
relationship between female 
best friends (a relationship that 
is often misrepresented on film). 

Considering the location, it 
would be difficult for writer- 
director Audrey Wells (author of 
The Truth About Cats and Dogs 
and director of Sundance-win- 
ner Guinevere) to not create a 
beautiful film. 

Though Under the Tuscan Sun 



is not a movie about Italy, Italy- 
lovers will not be disappointed 
with the sweeping landscapes 
that abound and the lovely shots 
of the minutiae that comprise 
Italian culture (handfuls of 
olives, bustling marketplaces and 
bumpy, narrow roads to name a 
few). 

Along with cinematographer 
Geoffrey Simpson, Wells makes 
Italy an ideal backdrop for the 
story. Because its beauty is so 
dramatic and expansive a thing 
to capture, Italy's visuals could 
have easily overwhelmed the 
story, but Simpson and Wells 
present them in just the right 
amount. 

Wells should also be credited 
for creating an original, realistic 
film about feminine heartbreak. 
Sobfests and chocolate binges 
are sparse. Rather, Under the 
Tuscan Sun portrays a strong, 
interesting female character who 
takes a proactive approach to 
starting a new life and moving 
past a man who betrayed her. 

For this reason. Under the 
Tuscan Sun does not fall into the 
loathed "chick flick" category. 
Instead, it is an in-depdi charac- 
ter study that ignores traditional 



storyline conventions. In fact, 
the highlight of Under the Tuscan 
Sun is its ending - because it's 
pragmatic and believable — 
something male viewers will 
enjoy. 

The film also takes an original 
approach to painting an accurate 
picture of Italian life — it 
dichotomously downplays and 
reinforces the stereotypes of 
Italian culture. In one scene 
between Frances 'and Marcello, 
Frances laughs as Marcello 
makes a romantic statement that 
"American women think Italian 
men say." Frances then proposi- 



tions Marcello to sleep with her, 
and Marcello retorts, "That's 
exactiy the kind of thing we 
Italian men think American 
women say." 

Like the delectable feasts that 
Frances prepares. Under the 
Tuscan Sun is seasoned well — 
with breathtaking images, 
delightfully funny moments and 
an impressive, diverse cast. 

More than a life lesson it is a 
study of life. It shows that there 
are second chances, nothing can 
be predicted and almost any- 
thing can be cured with a hearty 
Italian meal. 




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October 2, 2003 



Sex Kola: Rkcxle Island s New Diet Soda 



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Sex sells. Or at least that's what 
Suzanne Manzler and Dana Paul 



The drink is a direct competitor 
to energy drinks like Red Bull, 
Manzler said. 

But it also provides another 



Right now, four scantily clad 
women in pinup poses dominate the 
labels of each flavor. 

"Eventually we want to hold a 



hope as they roll out Sex Kola, a option to diet drinks and sodas, she contest for label girls," Manzler said. 



new diet soda botded in 
Providence. 

The provocatively-named con- 
coction hit New England shelves in 
early August, according to Manzler, 
who co-founded the brand with 
Paul. 



said. The co-founders are also working 

"Sex Kola is a unique drink that on a slogan for the sweet drinks. 

really doesn't have an equal com- Manzler said they have a few ideas - 



pedtor," she added. 



- the current favorite being "Cut the 



"We've grown a great deal over Mart on Thayer, 

the past six weeks," Manzler said. But, Ben said, more established 

describing sales as "remarkable" drinks continue to sell better than 

since production began almost two the upstart soda, 

months ago. "Red Bull is still doing much bet- 

"The soda market was much eas- ter, and drinks such as Diet Coke 

ier to get into than I thought," she are much stronger," he said, 

said. The diet drink comes in four fla- 

"We were both on the Atkins diet vors: Lust Lemonade, Randy Root 

at the time, and an energy drink that Beer, Scream Orange Cream and 

tasted like a soda seemed quite Discipline Ixmon Lime. 



"The sales have done well, and bull and try some sex." 
we plan to keep it in stock," said Manzler and her co-founder are 
Mohamed Ben, who works at Metro also focusing on expanding the dis- 
tribution area beyond New England, 



she said. Next on the list are stores 
in New York and Philadephia. Clubs 
in California and Washington have 
received Sex Kola samples. 

For the time being, though, the 
co-founders are enjoying the drink's 
success in Providence, which 
Manzler attributed in part to its 
broad customer base. 



My Two Cents: Alternative Tkreesomes 



have to be trothfiJ with your 
boyfiicnd and tell him how you 
felt. 

But before you completely 
dump him and move on, make 
GOOD WELL AND DAMN 
SURE that you are in fact into 
women more than men. You 
may find that you like both 
sexes. 

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Opimon B.iik)r 

Oktoberfest is upon us which 
means one thing. Its time to 
get drunk. 

This of course leads to 
some undesirable things like 
having drunk monkey sex with 
your best friend's girifriend. 

That's never a good thing. 

On to the question: 



appealing," she said. 

The Sex Kola on shelves at con- 
venience stores like Store 24 and 
Metro Mart is a fruit- flavored, 



"I'm finding many women over 
In addition to the eye-catching ' the age of 40 who enjoy our prod- 
names, the Sex Kola botdes feature act because of the 



engaged in a threesome. The prob- 
lem is that I discovered that I Hhed 
doing it with my friend rather than 
wy bffjfriend. What do I do? 

Sincerely, 

Confused, and Bewildered 

Well, Confused my respnse 
to you is very simple. You 



you are. So if that is who you 
are, don't be afraid to express it. 
As always if you have a ques- 
tion about life, love, or sexuality 
feel free to send it to rotun- 
da@longwood.edu care of 
Willard. Be careful with each 
other's hearts, the next one the 
breaks might be yours. 



vintage-st\'le labels, 
(jnnamon Altoids 



inspired by 
containers, 



brighdy colored liquid that is free of Manzler said. The com.pany plans to 
sugar, carbohydrates and calories. It change the labels periodically, with 
gets its sweetness from Splenda, a the hope of making them col- 
sugar derivative. iectible items. 



health benefit," 
she said. "Older 
men enjoy it not 
just for the diet 
taste but also for 
the label." 




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October 2, 2003 



Sports 

Men s Cross Country Finiskes 7tk 



PAGE 1) 



Sports Information 

Longwood University totaled 203 
points to finish seventh 
among seven men's teams 
at the Ukrop's X-Country 
Festival at Maymont 
September 26 in 
Richmond. 

NCAA Division I the 
University of Richmond 
won the 8K event with 31 
points, while the race win- 
ner was Goran Nava 
(26:37) of Division I 
Radford University. 

The Lancers return to 
action October 3 at the 
Gardner- Webb Invitational 
in North Carolina. 

At Maymont, freshman 
Keith Smith /Powhatan 
(Powhatan) once-again led 
Longwood with his time of 29:49 
to place 18th overall among 52 
runners. 



Other Lancers running includ- 
ed classmate Chris 
Gibbs/ Richmond (L.C. Bird) 
(32:22, 36th), senior Greg 








Harrison/ Fairfax (Robinson) 
(34:51, 47th), sophomore John 
Lampkins/Chesapeake (Western 



Branch) (37:42, 50th), along with 
freshman Deo 

Smith/Bridgeport, Conn. (Kolbe 
Cathedral) (49:46, 52nd). 

Through the first month of 
the season, including four 
competitions. Smith has post- 
ed the fastest time for 
Longwood with his school- 
record 29:07 at the 
Elon/High Point Invitational 
September 6. 

Other season-best times 
include Gibbs (30:40), fresh- 
man Wes Spece/Martinsville 
(Carlisle) (31:54), sophomore 
Joel Burkett/Chesterfield 
(Manchester) (31:56), 

Harrison (32:09), Lampkins 
(34:18), and Smith (41:28). 

Following the Gardner- 
Webb competition, 
Longwood will participate in 
the Virginia Division II-III 
State Championships October 1 1 
in . Harrisonburg hosted by 
Eastern Mennonite University. 



Women s Soccer Team 
Defeats CNU 4^0 



Men s Tennis Plays in LilDerty Invitational Tournament 



sports Information 

Longwood University participat- 
ed in the Liberty Invitational 
Tournament hosted by Liberty 
University in Lynchburg 
September 26-27. 

The event was a singles and 
doubles format with no team 
scores. The Lancers will next play 
October 7 at nearby Hampden- 
Sydney at 3 p.m. 

At Liberty, freshman Rashko 
Patnikov/Bankya, Bulgaria 

(Smirnenski) led Longwood with 
his 2-1 record in singles competi- 



tion. 

Others competing in singles 
included junior Chris Newman 
/Chesapeake (Hickory) (1-2), 
along with sophomores 

Diego Quiros/Quesada, Costa 
Rica (Maria Immauulada) (0-3) 
and Ian Young/ Bowie, Md. 
(Eleanor Roosevelt (0-3). 

In doubles, Patnikov and 
Newman led the Lancers with 
their 1-2 record, followed by 
Quiros and Young (0-3). 

Following the Hampden- 
Sydney match, Longwood will 
participate in the East Coast 
Collegiate Championships 



October 

News. 



19-21 in Newport 




Sports hfmKaikn 

Longvdxjod University won ^ Its 
only game played during the past 
week, defeating NCAA Division 
III Christopher Newport 
University 4-0 September 27. 

The Lancers arc now 4-2-1 this 
season wiA thfee-straight victo- 
ries and four consecutive 
shutouts. 

Longwood will play again 
September 30 on the road at 
Tusculum fTenn.), a team ranked 
#20 in Division II widi a 6-2-0 
record. Tuscuium's only losses are 
to defending national champion 
and #2 ranked Christian Brothers 
(2-0) and to #5 ranked Kennesaw 
State (3-1). 

Agsdnst CNU in the first home 
match this season, senior Phoebe 
Munson/Vii^nia Beach 

(Taliwood) scored what proved to 
be the game-winning goal at 
12:37 of the first half for 
Longwood - assisted by fresh- 
man Tiffany Crane/Virginia 
Beach (KeUam). 

• Crane added her own goal less 
^an two minutes later at 14:18, 
assisted by sophomore Tiffany 
Rice/Virginia Beach (KeUam). 
Redshirt-freshman Stacy 

Crites/Manassas (Osbourn) tal- 
lied her first collegiate goal unas- 
sisted at 31 :44 and the Lancers led 
3-0 at the intermission. 

Freshman Anna 

Gravely/Virginia Beach (Cox) 
added a late goal for the hosts at 
80:18, also unassisted. Longwood 
took a 10-5 advantage in shots 
against Christopher Newport, 
and a 6-0 ed^e in corner-kick 




opportunities. 

Junior keeper Line 
Naiii/Akxafidfia (Bishop Iretof^ 
pbj^d all W minutes in fixMit of 
die net for the Lancers widi four 
saves to preserve her fourdi con- 
secutive shutout I 

Through seven matched 
Longwood is led in scoring 1^ 
Crane with two goals and three 
assists for seven points (1.00)5 
Crane is followed by Gtavdy (2 
goak, 1 assist) with five pointt 
(0.71), Munson (2 goals) with four 
points (0.57), along with Rice (1 
goal, 1 assist), sophomore Api8 
Lockley/Califbmia, Md^ 

^Leonardtowi^ (1 goal, 1 assis^ 
and fceshman Kelsi4 

Bradberry/Richmond (Monacaa) 
(1 godi, 1 assist) with three points 
(0.42) each, and Critcs (1 goal) 
with two points ^,33). 

Munson, with 41 career goals, 
ranks second all-time for the 
Lancers (Erin Hirschi, 44). Nail} 
has now played 425 minutes in 
front of the net, allowing just one 
goal (0.21) with 18 saves for a .947 
save percentage with the foujf 
shutouts in a row. Naill, with 22 
career shutouts, ranks second all- 
time for the Lancers (Amy 
Kennedy; 25). 

Fi«shraan keeper Heathd 
Storrie/Spring Grove, Pa. (Spring 
Grove) has played 225 minutes in 
firont of the net, allowing six goals 
(2.40) with 1 2 saves for a .667 save 
percentage. 

Following the Tusculum con- 
test, Longsraod returns home to 
host Pfeiffcf University October 4 
at 5 pjn. on Lancer Field during 
Oktobcrfcst at the University. 



Women s Cross Country Finisked 6 of 8 at Maijmont 



sports Information 

Longwood University totaled 
197 points to finish sixth 
among eight women's teams 
at the Ukrop's X-Country 
Festival at Maymont 
September 26 in Richmond. 

NCAA Division I the 
University of Richmond won 
the 5K event with 15 points. 



including the race winner 
Amanda Russell (19:03). 

The Lancers return to 
action October 3 at the 
Gardner-Webb Invitational 
in North Carolina. At 
Maymont, junior Lynette 
Robinson/Mineral (Louisa 
Co.) led Longwood with her 
time of 21:41 to place 24th 
overall among 64 runners. 

Other Lancers running 



included classmate Jessica 
Walton /Williams burg 
(Jamestown) (22:03, 29th), 
senior Kristel 

Moser/Roanoke (Northside) 
(22:46, 42nd), juniors Tiffany 
Denby/Charlottesville 
(Monticello) (23:57, 48th) 
and Holly Miller/Newport 
News (Woodside) (24:21, 
54th), along with senior 
Leslie Lineberry/Glen Allen 



(Hermitage) (26:36, 61st). 

Through the first month of 
the season, including four 
competitions, Walton has 
posted the fastest time for 
Longwood with her 20:41 at 
the Danville Collegiate 
Challenge Sept. 13. 

Other season-best times 
include Robinson (20:43), 
Denby (21:39), Moser 
(21:46), Miller (23:21), gradu- 



ate student Theresa 

Bridge/Farmvilie (Prince 
Edward Co.) (24:11), and 
Lineberry (26:26). 

Following the Gardner- 
Webb competition, Longwood 
will participate in the Virginia 
Division II-III State 

Championships October 1 1 in 
Harrisonburg hosted by 
Eastern Mennonite 

University. 



6^ 



PAGE 14 



Sports 



October 2, 2003 



Lancer Men s Goll Finiskes Fourtk A 



mon 



6 11 



Sports Information 

Ixjngwood University opened 
its 2003-04 campaign with tour- 
nament participation at both 
Eastern Kentucky University 
and James Madison University' 
during the past week. 

The lancers finished fourth 
among 1 1 teams at the I^astern 
Kentucky/Colonel Classic 

September 26 in Richmond, 
Kentucky after a 16th-place 
effort among 17 teams at the 
JMU Invitational September 21- 
22 in Harrisonbuig. 

I-x>ngwood will play again 
October 13-14 at the 54-hole 
Tennessee-Chattanooga/Sonic 
Intercollegiate. 

At EKU, thunderstorms 
forced cancellation of the final 
round as l^ngwood finished 
with a 30-hole total of 287-297- 
584 at the 6,638-yard, par 72 
Arlington Golf Club. 

Lancer freshman standout 



Brett Chambers/Mount 

Sidney (Fort Defiance) won his 
first collegiate tournament, in 
only his second event, with his 
new 36-hole 

school-record of 
66-71-137. NCAA 
Division I host 
Eastern Kentucky 
I'niversity won the 
team tide with its 
565 total featuring 
six Division I 
teams. 

Chambers' 
seven-under par 
137 total was the 
best by one stroke 
among the 71 -play- 
er field, and sur- 
passed his own pre- 
vious school- 
record that he established just 
five days earlier (73-66-139, 
James Madison Invitadonal). 

His 66 equaled another of 
his own previous school- 
records, the round of 66 from 



earlier in the week at JMU as 
Well. Chambers was the runner- 
up at this summer's Virginia 
Men's State Amateur. 




Other Lancer scores in 
Kentucky included junior Trey 
Deal/Martins ville 
(Martinsville) (76-73-149, t- 
25th) and sophomore Michael 
Joyce/Peterborough, (Ontario 



(Peterborough Collegiate) (71- 
78-149, t-25th), freshman Chris 
Shuford/Fredericksburg 
(Colonial Forge) (74-76-150, t- 
33rd), along with, senior 
M i k e 

Nemcosky/ Chesapeake 
(Great Bridge) (81-77-158, 
t-55th). ■ 

At JMU, Longwood fin- 
ished with a 54-hole total 
of 302-291-299-892 at the 
6,517-yard, par 71 
Lakeview Golf Course. 

NCAA Division I 
Georgetown University 
won the event with its 846 
total in the tournament 
featuring 15 Division I 
teams. 

The Lancers were led 
Chambers who finished 
with a 7^-66-79-218 to tie for 
29th individually among the 85- 
player field. Chambers' 218 
total ranks fourth-best all-time 
for the program following his 
record-setting effort during the 



first two rounds while making his 
collegiate debut. 

Other lancer scores included 
Joyce (75-74-73-222, t-49th), sen- 
ior Carl Magnusson/IJnkoping, 
Sweden (Katedralskolan) (77-75- 
75-227, t-70th), Deal (77-76-74- 
227, t-70th), along with senior 
Matt Paciocco/Richmond (Mills 
Godwin) (77-77-77-231, t-76di). 

Through the first two tourna- 
ments, including 90 holes of golf. 
Chambers has posted a low scor- 
ing average of 71.00 with the two 
outstanding rounds of 66. 

Chambers is followed by Joyce 
(74.20, 71), Deal (75.20, 73), 
Magnusson (75.67, 75, 54-holes), 
Paciocco (77.00, 77, 54-holes), 
Shuford (75.00, 74, 36-holes), and 
Nemcosky (79.00, 77, 36-holes). 

The Lancers are averaging 
295.20 as a team through the first 
two events. Following the 
Tennessee-Chattanooga tourna- 
ment, Ixjngwood will compete at 
the Fast Carolina Invitational 
October 20-21. 



Campus Atkletics More Tkan Just Win Or Lose 



V-Wire 

A typical day for most college stu- 
dents may be a few lectures, a dis- 
cussion, and a whole lot of 
homework. But for a select few, a 
typical day includes the lectures 
and the homework, as well as a 
nationally televised championship 
game or a rigorous 6 a.m. prac- 
tice. 

College athletes must keep 
demanding schedules at most 
universities across the nation. 

Ivy league graduates William 
Bowen and Sarah Levin recendy 
conducted a study on the uni- 
versities in the New England 
Small College Athletic 
Conference, known as 
N ESC AC. Bowen and Levin 
published their findings in the 
book "Reclaiming The Game: 
College Sports and Educational 
Values", debuting this week by 
Princeton University Press. 

In their book, Bowen, a former 
Princeton president, and Levin, a 
2000 graduate of Harvard 
University and an All-American 
sailor, claim some athletes are 
falling behind their class^iates 
and separating themselves aca- 



demically and socially. Bowen 
and Levin trace this rift through 
a number of areas, such as high 
school academic performance, 
choice of major and college aca- 
demic performance. 

The N ESC AC schools, nine 
of which are Ivy League, all 
count athletics as a significant 




part of campus life. But most 
offer no athletic scholarships to 
recruited athletes and are classi- 
fied as Division III schools, 
unlike other big-time athletic 
universities, such as the Division 
I athletics at the University of 



Wisconsin. 

Bowen and Levin found that 
athletes in the N ESC AC tend to 
pick the social sciences and busi- 
ness majors; 56 percent of 
recruited male athletes at Ivy 
League schools decided on these 
academic disciplines, while only 
34 percent of the entire male stu- 
dent population at these 
universities declared these 
majors. Bowen and Ixvin 
also argue that heavily 
recruited athletes account 
for as much as 25 percent 
of incoming classes in 
N ESC AC, and they 
receive a considerable 
advantage in admissions 
over more qualified stu- 
dents. 

With the pressures of 
big-time athletics being 
placed on athletes at 
Division I schools'such as 
UW, the transition 
between student and athlete can 
become easier with the right 
time-management skills. With 
some athletic teams practicing 
until as late as 1 1 :30 p.m., finding 

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Sports 



Field Hockeijl'-2 Last Weekend 



sports Information 

The Longwood University 
field hockey team went 1-2 this 
weekend, with a win on 
September 26 at Division II 
Philadelphia University and loss- 
es at Division I teams Towson 
September 27 and Lehigh 
September 28. 

At Philadelphia, Sophomore 
midfielder Echo Naugle (Virginia 
Beach, Va./Princess Anne) 
dropped in two goals late in the 
first half as the Lancers shutout 
Philadelphia University 3-0 this 
afternoon at Alumni Field. 

Entering the game with otily 
16 minutes left in the first half, 
Naugle fired a shot into the back 
of the cage at the 25:21 mark off 
a pass from freshman forward 
Jen Hawkins (Virginia Beach, 
Va. /Frank W. 
Cox). 

Almost a 

minute later, 

Naugle found the 
net again off an 
assist from junior 
forward Lorrie 
Watts 
(Fredericksburg, 
Va./Stafford), giv- 
ing Longwood a 
2-0 advantage 
going into the 
break. 

In the second 
half, Julie Price 
(Stafford, 
Va . / Nor th 
Stafford) sealed the victory for 
the Lancers with a goal at the 
52:35 mark off a cross from 
sophomore forward Sarah 
Hitchings (Virginia Beach, 
Va./Kempsville). 

Junior keeper Julie Patterson 
(Esmont, Va./Monticello) 

recorded her second shutout of 
the season and tallied seven saves 
in 70 minutes. 

Rams keeper Jill Martin was 
also credited with seven saves for 
the game. 

Price led the Lancers with five 
saves, followed by Naugle with 
three and senior midfielder 
Andrea Wilkinson (Chantilly, 
Va./Chantilly) and Hawkins with 
two each. 

Watt's assist in today's match 
moves her into ninth-place on 



Longwood's? top- 10 career 
assists list with 16, tied with, 
Janelle Kern. 

At Towson, Longwood put in 
a valiant effort, but was stopped 
short this afternoon against the 
Tigers 5-3 at Minnigan Field. 
Jessica Burkhardt gave the 
Tigers a 1-0 lead with 19:01 
remaining in the first half 

Longwood tied it at 1-1 less 
than five minutes later when 
Price put the ball in the far back 
corner of the cage off a cross 
from Watts. 

The Lancers took the lead 
with just 12:00 minutes to play 
in the first half when Watts 
scored off on a penalty corner 
pass from Katy Lernihan 
(Fredericksburg, 
Va. /Chancellor). 

The Tigers were able to tie 
the game up less than two min- 




utes later as the pass from 
Andrea Schlezes gave Julie 
Lambi a wide open shot in front 
of the Lancers' goal. 

Towson took its second lead 
of the game early in the second 
half when Ashley Lobach 
scored unassisted with 28:10 to 
play. 

The Lancers stayed aggressive 
and managed their third goal of 
the game with 20:06 remaining 
when Naugle slipped one passed 
Loren Wolf on a broken penalty 
corner to tied the game at 3-3. 

Towson answered with two 
more goals in the final 18 min- 
utes to seal the win. 

Patterson taUied seven saves 
in 70 minutes, while Towson's 
Loren Wolf recorded three. The 
Lancers took the advantage on 
shots 9-7, while the Tigers had 



six penalty corners to 
Longwood's five. 

At Lehigh, the squad stumbled 
4-1 at the Ulrich Sports 
Complex. Lehigh got on the 
board early when Blaire 
Goodwin netted a goal off of an 
assist from Sheila Clabby just 34 
seconds into the contest. 

Goodwin "then fed Dana 
Griffin for another score at the 
9:31 mark and the Mountain 
Hawks were ahead 2-0. With 18 
minutes remaining in the half, 
Goodwin scored again, putting 
Lehigh up by three. 

longwood managed to get on 
the board when Hawkins scored 
and the lead was two at halfrime 
for Lehigh. 

In the second half, Lehigh's 
Maureen Harrington scored her 
third goal of the season off an 
assist from Kirsten Wyche with 
five minutes 

remaining to seal 
the victory 

Patterson tallied 
seven saves in 70 
minutes, while 
Lehigh split time 
between Jeanine 
Hoff (4 saves) and 
Meghan Gove (0 
saves). Sophomore 
forward Echo 
Naugle led 

Longwood with 
two shots, followed 
by one a piece 
from Hawkins, 
Price, Watts and 
sophomore midfielder Marina 
Sizow (Virginia Beach, 
Va./Kempsville). 

After a two-week break, the 
Lancers (4-8) return to action at 
Radford October 11 at 12:30 
p.m. 

After a strong performance 
this past weekend. Price leads the 
Lancers with 18 shots and is sec- 
ond in scoring with four goals. 

Sophomore forward Alexis 
Ramey is first in scoring with five 
goals, followed by Echo Naugle 
with three. Jen Hawkins and 
Andrea Wilkinson have two 
goals each for the Lancers. 

Wilkinson, along with Sarah 
Hitchings are the assists leaders 
with two a piece. In net for 
Longwood, Julie Patterson has 
racked up 111 saves in 12 games 
and a .760 saves percentage. 



ATHLETE cont'd p. 14 

the time to do homework 
can prove difficult. 

"I definitely have to get 
all of my homevirork fin- 
ished before practice," 
Brittany Guynn, a wing 
player and driver for the 
water polo team, said. "I 
spend a lot more time at 
the library than I normally 
would." 

Organizations such as 
the Student Athlete 
Advisory Board and the 
Champs Life Skills 

Program attempt to inter- 
twine the academic, athletic 
and social aspects of a stu- 
dent athlete's lifestyle. 
SAAB showcases a repre- 
sentative from every sport 
offered at UW and discuss- 
es common issues that each 
sport may face. 

The Champs Life Skills 
Program, "sponsored by the 
NCAA, delivers guest 
speakers for athletes on 
many nationwide issues 
that plague every college 
student, not solely athletes, 
such as date rape and aico- 



PAGE 15 



hoi abuse. 

"Many of our athletes 
come from far places and 
are away from their parents 
for the first time," UW 
Associate Athletic Director 
for Communications Steve 
Malchow said. "It's a lot of 
pressure being hes^>ed on 
them because athletics are a 
very visible way to see the 
university" ^flf 

IVlalchow^ is quick to stress 
that academic performance 
is an equal part of the col- 
lege experience, though. 

"It's a cooperative effort 
between academics and ath- 
letics, and if you don't com- 
plete the • academic side, 
there is no athletic side, 
either," he said. 

Malchow also acknowl- 
edged the pressure that 
many athletes face due to 
the high profile of universi- 
ty athletics, but emphasizes 
the scope of the campus as 
a w^hole. "There is a lot of 
focus on how many games 
we win, but athletics here at 
the UW is just so much 
more than that," he said. 



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Volume 83, Number 8 



Waiting To Get Our Panties Back Since 1920 



October 23, 2003 



Sniper Trial Begins 



Liz Richards 

Editor-in-Chief 



The trial of John Allen 
Muhammad, the suspect o( 
last fall's sniper shootings, 
began with a surprising, state- 
ment from Muhammad who 
decided to defend himself in 
court. 

According to the Associated 
Press, Muhammad began his 
opening statements by quoting 
Jesus and explaining the mean- 
ing of truth. 

'"Ye shall know the 
truth... the facts should help 
us identify what's a lie, [and] 
what's not a he," said 
Muhammad. 

He is being charged with 
capital murder in the killing of 
Dean Harold Meyers, a 53- 
year-old Vietnam veteran who 
was shot last October during 
the sniper's three week shoot- 
ing spree in Maryland, 
Virginia, and Washington D.C. 

It is believed that the shoot- 
ings were part of a plot to 



extort $10 million. 

Fifteen days after the killing, 
Lee Boyd Malvo, another sus- 
pect in the trial, and 
Muhammad were found sleep- 
ing in their vehicle at a high- 
way rest stop. 

Within the first five minutes 
of his arguments, Muhammad 
did not mention anything 
about the sniper shootings, 
instead he spoke of his chil- 
dren, and asked the jury to pay 
close attention to detail 
because, "my life and my son's 
life is on the line," referring to 
Malvo who is believed to have 
pulled the trigger, killing 
Meyers. 

All suspects in the trial are 
being tried first in Virginia due 
to its harsh capital punishment 
laws. 

Second to Texas, which has 
310 executions, Virginia has 
sentenced 89 criminals to the 
death penalty since the U.S. 
Supreme Court permitted the 
restoration of capital punish- 
ment in 1976. 



McGann and 

Stwodak To 

Present 

Kent Booty 

LU Public Relations 

A foreign service officer involved 
in rebuilding Iraq and 
Afghanistan will discuss U.S. for- 
eign policy, and an Afghan-born 
employee will discuss his native 
country, Wednesday, November 
12, at 7 p.m. in Longwood 
University's Wygal Auditorium. 

Steven McGann, director of 
the Office of Assistance for Asia 
and the Near East in the US. 
State Department's Bureau of 
Population, Refugees and 
Migration, will speak on "The 
Role of Humanitarian Assistance 
in U.S. Foreign Policy." 

Ibrahim Stwodah, a longtime 
Longwood librarian, will speak 




JSO Celebrates Harvest 




This sukkah was sponsored by the Jewish Student Organization 
gSO) and erected behind Lankford Student Union in honor of the 
Festival of Sukkot. This Jewish holiday is a celebration of the har- 
vest and a commemoration of the forty years during which the 
children of Israel wandered in the desert. The word "Sukkot" 
means "booths" and the sukkah is a temporary shelter that the peo- 
ple would live in during the seven days of Sukkot. All information 
courtesy of http://www.jewfaq.org. 



Pantij Raid on Longwood s Campus 



about Afghanistan after the fall of 
the Taliban, focusing on social 
and economic conditions today 
and on the reconstruction. In his 
remarks, tided "Personal 
Reflections," he also will give a 
brief history of the country. 

See FOREIGN p. 5 



This article was originally printed 
in the Farmville Herald in 1953. 

Hampden-Sydney College stu- 
dents have been forbidden dates 
with Longwood College students 
indefinitely, as a result of a 
"panty" raid staged last Thursday 
night by a group of Hampden- 
Sydney College students on 
Longwood College dormitories 
Dr. Dabney Lancaster immediate- 
ly until further notice. 

Dr. Edgar Gammon president 
of Hampden-Sydney College, 
said the incident was very 
deplorable and that appropriate 
action would be tiaken. Such mat- 
ters are referred to the Student 
Assembly, which now has it under 
consideration. 



The Hampden-Sydney Student 
Assembly, which is charged with 
students acts at the College, has 
been in session since the occur- 
rence and on Monday at a Student 
Body meeting disciplinary action 
was to have been recommended. 

The raid occurred Thursday 
night shortly after 11:30 o'clock 
when as many as fifty Hampden- 
Sydney College students entered 
the dormitories. 

Entrance in some cases was 
made by breaking windows and 
door locks. The principal raid was 
on the junior-senior dormitory, 
Cunningham Hall, where the 
matron and a senior student 
attacked the raiders with brooms. 

The raid, a recurrence of the 
rash of "pantie" raids which 



swept colleges last year, was over 
in a short time. A considerable 
quantity of lingerie was taken, 
before police reached the scene. 

Local and State officers set up 
road blocks and patrolled the 
entrance roads to Hampden- 
Sydney College and collected 
some of the lingerie taken from 
the dormitories. 

Names of 18 Hampden-Sydney' 
students thought to be implicated 
in the raid were furnished by 
school authorities. 

Damage to school buildings is 
estimated between $25 and $30, 
being broken windows and 
screens principally The students 
lost an estimated $230.00 worth of 
lingerie, a part of which was 
recovered. 



PAGE 2 



Editorial 



October 23, 2003 



Words From tke Editor 




I will openly admit to watching 
the show jackass and Uidng it. 

I think the stunts on the 
show are hilarious, and the 
stuff they think of amazes me. 
I'm surprised they haven't run 
out of ideas. 

Call me twisted, but my 
favorite segments are when 
Bam Margera slaps around his 
dad, Phil. 

A movie has even been 
made based on the popular 
MTV show, and Johnny 



Knoxville is nothing short of 
a celebrit}^ these days. 

The show has started a rev- 
olution, and is, in reality televi- 
sion, a genre all its own. 

What strikes me is the num- 
ber of people who try Evil- 
Kanevil-like. stunts on their 
own. Why? 

Recendy I read about this 
guy who jumped off of 
Niagra Falls, and had a friend 
videotape the whole thing. 

There is only one other per- 
son to have ever survived a 
leap from the falls without a 
life jacket or life-preserving 
device of any kind; no all oth- 
ers have been so fortunate. 

According to the story, the 
police have ruled out suicide, 
which apparendy happens a 
lot at Niagra Falls, and they 



think he was doing this as a 
stunt. 

Falling down a fountain that 
gushes 150,000 gallons per 
second, and living to tell the 
tale might give someone brag- 
ging rights, but after a while 
your friends get sick of hear- 
ing how vou bodv surfed the 
falls. 

Life is so precious, and 
while it might be funny (and 
entertaining) to see KnoxvUle 
staple his ass cheeks together, 
it's quite another when some- 
one is so careless with their 
fragile existence. 





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Dear Editor: 

Tobacco is a big issue on cam- 
puses nationwide. Almost every 
campus has developed a smoke- 
free policy or is in the process of 
doing so. 

Cigarette smoke is much 
more dangerous than what many 
people are aware of A report 
from the Surgeon General stated 
that cigarette smoke is the pri- 
mary cause of cancer deaths in 
the United States. 

Along with causing cancer, it 
speeds up the heart, attacks the 
lungs, can cause cataracts in the 
eyes, stains your teeth, as well as 
causing your skin to have a gray- 
ish tint, which is called "smokers 
face." 

Of course these are just a few 
of many It can also cause infer- 
tility in women as well as men, 
and lots of time does. Women 
who smoke are three times more 
likely to be infertile. 

Women that smoke also reach 
menopause 1 V4 years earlier than 
non-smokers. 

Secondhand smoke is just as 
dangerous. It is considered to be 
a group A carcinogen, which 
means that it causes cancer. 

Secondhand smoke is the 
third leading cause of preventa- 
ble death in the country. As a 
smoker you may be aware of 
what the smoke is doing to you, 



but did you ever stop and think 
about what it might be doing to 
those around you? 

People who are exposed daily 
to secondhand smoke have a 
thirty percent higher death and 
disease rate than that of a non- 
smoker. 

Did you know that pets of 
smokers have up to a fifty per- 
cent greater chance of develop- 
ing cancer, and that smoke from 
one-cigarette can remain in a 
room for up to five hours after 
smoking? 

On a positive note, the major- 
ity of college students do not 
smoke. However, when surveyed 
on this question, many report 
their perceptions to be the oppo- 
site. 

It may look like the majority of 
your campus smokes, but in real- 
ity they don't. In fact, 7 out of 10 
Longwood University students 
DON'T smoke. 

While the majority of the cam- 
pus doesn't smoke, many of the 
sorority and fraternity members 
unfortunately do not meet this 
profile. 

The Health and WeUness 
Center has collected data on this 
topic and are in the midst of put- 
ting it all together. We do know 
that the majority of the new 
members in the sororities come 
in saying that they do not smoke. 



However, by the time they are 
a sister, this number tends to 
decrease and by a pretty signifi- 
cant amount. 

What is the explanation for 
this? Members of sororities and 
fraternities are looked upon as 
being positive role models for 
the new members. 

Often times the younger 
members will look up to the 
older members for advice and 
guidance. This particular statistic 
is a littie bothersome. 

Why are new members com- 
ing in as non-smokers and leav- 
ing as smokers? There will be 
more on this in the near future. 

As a concerned member of a 
sorority, I am simply trying to 
make people aware of the conse- 
quences of smoking. 

Smoking is not something that 
just stops overnight and I know 
that. But by providing some facts 
and insights it is a good first step. 
In fact most smokers do want to 
quit. 

There are people out there, 
such as friends, family members, 
and health educators and work- 
ers, who will help and support 
you every step of the way. 

Always remember: where 
there is a will there is a way. And 
for the majority of students that 
don't smoke, keep up the healthy 
behaviors! 



October 23, 2003 



Opinion 

"If you're not mad, you're not paying attention!" 



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Can't We All Just Get Along? 



PAGE 3 



Willard A. Vaughn 

Opinion Editor 

I wonder why it is that organiza- 
tions on campus are unable to get 
along with each other. 

During Oktoberfest, the radio 
station put me in charge of security 
for Batde of the Bands. I have been 
in security and later in EMS for 
about three years now, so I have 
had experience with doing these 
sorts of events. 

This experience has taught me 
two things: first, to take the job 
seriously, and to prepare for the 
worst because when you are not 
prepared for the worst, that's when 
it happens. 

I'm not saying that the task was 
difficult, especially considering how 
many people patronized Batde of 
the Bands this year, but still I had a 
responsibility to everyone that was 
there to protect them and make 
sure they had a good time. 

In attempting to fulfill this mis- 
sion, I contacted the former presi- 
dent of the now disbanded First 
Responders. I wanted to borrow 
some of the basic medical equip- 



ment they had just in case some- 
thing happened there. 

In years past, the First 
Responder organization has pro- 
vided a standby for all of 
Oktoberfest so that people like 
me didn't have to worry about it. 
I know this because I myself 
spent last Oktoberfest sitting in 
the mule watching Violent 
Femmes. 

Now that this organization has 
chosen to distance itself from the 
people they have the responsibili- 
ty of protecting, this is no longer 
the case. So as the person respon- 
sible for ensuring the fun and 
safety of everyone, it then became 
my job to ensure that this need 
was fulfilled should it become 
necessary. 

Not only was I ignored in my 
request to borrow the equipment, 
but later when I went to the office 
area to get something else, I 
noticed that it had all been 
cleaned out and locked away so 
that no one could get to it. 

This bothered me. 

It bothered me to the point 
where I had to write a letter not 



only to the SGA president, but also 
Dr. Pierson. 

It bothers me that one organiza- 
tion would do this to another organ- 
ization, especially considering that 
both organizations, in theory, share 
the same goal of doing what is best 
for the Longwood community. 

It also bothers me because my 
student activity fees went to pay for 
the equipment that the First 
Responders carried. Now, since this 
organization is not part of 
Longwood, but rather an auxiliary 
unit of Prince Edward Volunteer 
Rescue Squad,' the equipment that 
they carried is now state property 
(according to the SGA president). 

Yet I, a trained and qualified indi- 
vidual that wanted to do nothing 
more than take my task seriously and 
provide this coverage should it 
become necessary, could jnot do so, 
because the equipment that I paid 
for was locked up so that I couldn't 
have it. 

Fortunately, it did not become an 
issue, but if it had, you have to won- 
der who would be responsible. 

See UNITY p. 19 



U.S Patriot Act not a Violation ol Civil Liberties 



Anonymous Author 

There has been much published 
about the USA Patriot Act 
(USAPA), passed overwhelmingly 
by Congress after September 
11th, and alleged violations of 
civil liberties surrounding the law. 

However, there hasn't been 
much in the way of substantive 
debate. 

Left-wing opponents assault 
the new law as an attack on our 
civil liberties while very rarely cit- 
ing specifics within the amend- 
ments that directiy threaten us. 

Civil libertarians, concerned 
with government intrusion, also 
criticize the bill as too far reach- 
ing, while again, failing to men- 
tion the critical aspects of the bill. 

Despite hyperbole from indi- 



viduals such as Jerry Barlow and 
organizations such as the 
American Civil Liberties Union 
(ACLU) there is a lack of hard 
evidence that suggests the 
Patriot Act is a threat to our 
freedoms. 

Most of the provisions within 
the Patriot Act were already laws 
prior to 9/11. It is strange why 
activists would start opposing 
such measures now when they 
have been in place for many 
years. 

In fact, the Pen Register 
Amendment, (the provision that 
allows officials to seek a court 
order on envelope information 
of internet transmissions) 
received endorsement by the 
Clinton White house in July of 
2000 C'US Hopes to Extend 



Online Wiretapping" - Washington 
Post, July 17, 2000). Prior to that. 
Congress and the courts upheld 
individual parts of the act legisla- 
tively and through court cases, 
respectively. 

The act collected hundreds of 
minor amendments to federal law, 
grouped into 10 subparts or 
"Titles" on these amendments 
from immigration to money laun- 
dering. There is the common mis- 
conception that the Patriot Act 
actually created new statutes, but in 
fact, most were simply modifica- 
tions to U.S code. Chapter 18, 
specifically. The Patriot Act only 
broadened law enforcement's reach 
when it came to terrorist investiga- 
tion. 

See PATRIOT p. 19 



props and drops 



Props: 

+ To being a cockeyed optimist. 

+ To colored panties 

+ To thongs 

+ To Latina Ballerina 

+ To the French Toast Man 

+ To Litde Miss Santa Slut 

+ To the dude that jumped into Niagra Falls 

+ To boobies 

Drops; 

+ To skid Marks 

+ To reduced job prospects 

+ To girls that leave their ass hanging out of their jeans 

+ To running out of Cafe Money 

+ To Five Million Papers due next week 

+ To Kitten Mutilators 



Speak Oil i 



Wkat do i^ou tkink of Panti| Raids? 




"Do you get them back.?" 

-Ashley, Sophomore 



"How desperate do you have to 
be to get some booty?!" 

~M. Voshzy, Junior 





"I've never done it, but I think it'd 
be fiin." *v 

"Nick, Freshman 




'I've ahvays wanted to travel." 
—Victoria S., Thong 





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Tkompson Talks AlxDut Drugs, 
Alcokol, And Sexual Assault 



Stephanie Riggsby 

Staff Admsor 



the smoking of marijuana and 
cocaine and a booklet used in 
law education programs on 
college campuses. 

Thompson also discussed 
the use of consensual search 
forms on campus. 

The form is used when a 



Investigator John Thompson 
led students in a discussion 
about drugs in the college 
environment on Wednesday, 
October 22. 

Thompson held a very 
detailed discussion, despite the resident is suspected of using 
fact his scheduled co-speaker narcotics in their dorm room. 
Chief Charles Lowe was according to Thompson, 
unable to attend, due to an ill- The form is then signed by 
ness. the resident of the dorm 

Thompson has worked in room, giving Thompson per- 
law enforce- - mission to 

freely search 



ment 



smce 



1972 and has IJieTj make you ^^^ '^oo"'' 

worked in until the resi- 

Narcotics here drink and drink and dent asks 



at Longwood 
since 1992. 

Topics 
included the 
various dan- 
gers of illicit 
drugs and how 

they can be ^____,^^^_ 
used in sexual 

assaults. Thompson centered 
much of his discussion on 
"date rape clubs," most specif- 
ically parties off campus. 

"They make you drink and 
drink and drink until you're 
obliterated," said Thompson. 

He used various visual aids 
to illustrate points, including 
marijuana collected from a 
search, paraphernalia used in 



drink until you re 

obliterated. 

'-Tkompson 



him to stop. . 
At this 



point, 

Thompson 

said he 

would call 

another offi- 

^^^^^^^^ cer to the 

location 

while he would go to the 

courthouse in town swear out a 

search warrant. 

Thompson said that if resi- 
dents were up front with him 
and presented all contraband, 
he would do whatever he could 
to help them. 

"I always ask them to tell me 
the truth and I always stick the 
honor code in there," he said. 



News 



October 23. 2003 



Do You Want to Hear Sometking Really Scary? 

Lancer Productions, the campus activity board, has 
added to their yearly Halloween traditions. Along 

witfi the yearly hayrides and Dt Jordan's 

near-le^ndary presdntadon, there will ntwsr be a 

camp-style bonfire, complete with marshmallows and 

scary stories. Here's the lineup: 

Sunday, 26th: 

8-9 p.m. 

Dr. Jordan's presentation: 

Once Upon a Time at Longwood, 

Tales from Under the Ground 

9-11 p.m. 

Haunted Hayrides 

Ride around campus and learn which ghost haunts your 

dorm 

Bonfire 

Out on the Wygal parking lot 

Listen to scary stories, or tell one yourself 

Bring your own marshmallows 

(Hayride signup and starting point) 

Friday, 31 
Movie; 28 Days Later, 7:30 p.m., Lankford ABC Rooms . 



Along with the LP actixities, here are other ways to 
have fun for Halloween on campus: 

Thursday, 30th 
Children trick-or-treat in Dining hall and dorms 

* " Friday, 31 

Halloween party and costume contest in the commuter 
lounge in Lancaster 
S.Tabb haunted House 



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Make rescpyations now to attend 
upcoming workshops/programs 

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workshops/events can be 
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I am looking for a female student to 

sublease a room from me spring semester of 

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FOREIGN cont'd p. 1 

The program is part of 
International Awareness Week. 

McGann was deputy direc- 
tor of the Office for Pakistan, 
Afghanistan and Bangladesh 
Affairs in the Bureau of South 
Asia Affairs from 2000 to 
2002. 

Since joining the Foreign 
Ser\ace in 1979, he also has 
served with the U.S. Mission to 
the United Nations for U.N. 
Security Council Affairs, 
responsible for Central and 
South Asia and Cyprus, as well 
as at U.S. embassies and con- 
sulates in Kenya, South Africa, 
Zaire, Australia and Taiwan. 

Stwodah (pronounced Stew- 
duh), a reference librarian who 
has worked at Longwood 
Library since 1981, has been 
personally affected by the 
political turmoil that has 
gripped his homeland for a 
quarter-century. 

A native of Kabul, the capi- 
tal, he graduated from Kabul 
University in 1964 and worked 
at the university (teaching 
English and editing publica- 



tions) before studying at the 
University of Wyoming for 
three months in 1967 in an 
exchange program. 

He went straight from there 
to Indiana University, where he 
earned a master's degree two 
years later and met his wife, a 
fellow graduate student. 

After returning home, he 
became director of Kabul 
University Libraries, and his 
wife, an American, taught at 
the American International 
High School. 

The Soviet Union invaded in 
1979 and established a 
Communist government, and 
he was replaced by a 
Communist party member. 

"My family and I managed 
to leave Afghanistan at the end 
of 1980," said Stwodah, who 
has seven children, including 
five from a previous marriage. 

Three of Stwodah's children 
- son Naweed and daughters 
Fikria and Khalida - graduated 
from Longwood in 1991. 

Along with their two older 
siblings, they were in the first 
group that escaped from 
Afghanistan into neighboring 



Pakistan. 

They had to travel by them- 
selves from Kabul to 
Islamabad, Pakistan, which 
took two weeks. 

They spent 40 days in 
Pakistan before the entire fam- 
ily was reunited there and flew 
to the United States in early 
November that year. 

The ultra-orthodox Islamic 
militia known as the Taliban 
ruled Afgharustan from 
September 1996 until being 
overthrown in November 2001 
by a U.S. military campaign. 

They had taken power after 
several years of unrest and civil 
war - they were the third fac- 
tion to seize power over a four- 
year period - which followed a 
nine-year war with the Soviet 
Union in which about a million 
Afghans were killed, at least 
half of the population was dis- 
placed and the countryside was 
devastated. 

The Soviets, who had been 
opposed by U.S.-fiinded muja- 
hadeen ("holy warriors"), with- 
drew from Afghanistan in 1989 
after more than 25,000 of their 
soldiers were killed. 



"At first there was a warm 
welcome for the Taliban. The 
people were fed up with war 
by that point," Stwodah said, 
adding that support waned as 
their brutality became evident. 

By the time of the U.S. war 
against Afghanistan, the 
Taliban government, which 
harbored Osama bin Laden 
and was widely criticized for its 
human rights abuses, had 
diplomatic relations with only 
Pakistan. 

Many of the former Taliban 
leaders have retreated to what 
Stwodah called the "tribal belt" 
between Afghanistan and 
Pakistan. 

"They're trying to regain 
power, but they're not wel- 
come back," he said. 

Afghanistan was governed 
by a monarchy from its birth in 
1747 until 1973 when the king, 
during a visit to Italy, was over- 
thrown in a coup d'etat by his 
cousin, Mohammed Daoud, 
who gradually instituted a 
more democratic government, 
Stwodah said. Daoud was 
killed in a bloody Communist 
coup in 1978, touching off a 



fractious power struggle that 
led to the Soviet invasion in 
December 1979. 

Stwodah is a member of the 
Tajik ethnic group, which com- 
prises close to 30 percent of 
the Afghan population, and his 
native language is Dary, the 
predominant language of busi- 
ness. 

He still has cousins and 
other relatives in Afghanistan, 
which he has not visited since 
leaving in 1980, though his sib- 
lings are also in Virgihia. 

"I'm very optimistic about 
Afghanistan's future," said 
Stwodah, whose wife Patricia 
taught at Prince Edward 
Country High School until 
1995. 

"Business is booming. 
Schools, especially for girls, are 
opening. International banking 
has started. 

The value of the Afghani 
(unit of currency) with the dol- 
lar exchange is worth more 
than the money of Pakistan or 
India. 

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Wkat Are Tke Facts On Ipso Facto? General Wilson to Speak 



Stephanie Riggsby 

5/<j^ Advisor 

This silent but deadly ncwletter 
has been appearing on campus 
for two volumes and is in its 
fourth issue this semester. 

Though this one page flyer is 
chock full of a wide variety of 
articles, many questions remain. 
Who is the author? How is it 
getting published? Why are you 
not writing for Tbe Rotunda? 

Ipso Facto^ which means "by 
that very fact, by the fact itself," 
translated by William Whitaker 
at www. erols.cotn, appears to 
be, in fact, no way factual. 

To the best of this author's 
recollection. President Bush 
has never visited Longwood 
University in effort for peace, 
no commuters who are seem- 
ingly enduring on campus with- 
drawal, and no students rvm- 
ning around in "UnafllliateA" t- 
shirts. 

The author, known only to 
readers as "H. Roark," is 
knowledgeable and humorous. 



Are you an English major? 
Perhaps you arc a 
Communication Studies major. 
Could you be a Political Science 
major? This author wonders. 

Your top ten list of 
Oktoberfest questions makes 
one think. But this author 
must ponder on such musings 
on "Rohypnol," "Monkey 
Pox," and "Klown." 

Is this and the newsletter's 
ponderings on the future of 
the University really and truly 
"the long and wood of it?" 

This author is interested in 
knowing whether or not the 
mysterious Mr. Roark is making 
any money on "the series of 
hydraulically operated mechani- 
cal arms" that are now in 
charge of the production of 
this newsletter. 

Was it worth sacrificing 
complete control of your 
paper? 

And yet, the students of 
Longwood University wait with 
baited breath for your next 
installment. Are you getting 



feedback at your Hotmail 
address? 

Who is the author of the 
"Sunchase Monolith?" Why do 
you give free advertising to the 
Fox Network and Tide? 

Are you one who lives as if 
tomorrow will expire and learns 
as if you are always alive? 

Will you next attack the loss 
of Boston to New York for the 
World Series Playoffs? Are you 
a sports fan? 

What year are you? What are 
your interests? Will you be 
printing up your next install- 
ment soon? 

So many are left to wonder as 
they walk through these hal- 
lowed halls whether or not they 
will look up and see the latest 
edition. 

Most students can count 
on The Rotunda, but can they 
count on you Mr. Roark? 

But this author will pose a 
final question: If you reveal 
yourself, would you be as 
interesting? We'U see. 



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Wilson of nearby Rice, once die 
nation's top mililary intelligence 
officer, will speak on "American 
Foreign Policy in the Age of 
Terrorism" on Monday, November 
10, at 7 p.m. in Longwood 
University's Wygal Auditorium. 

General Wilson was director of 
the Defense Intelligence Agency 
(DIA) in 1976-77 just before retir- 
ing fix)m active military service fol- 
lowing a distinguished 37-yeat 
career, and he held two separate 
deputy directorships for the DIA in 
1973-74, 

He was deputy to the director of 
the Central Intelligence Agency 
(CIA) for the Intelligence 
Community in 1974-76. A Russian 
Speaker and expert on the former 
Soviet Union, he was U.S. defense 
attache in Moscow in the eariy 
1970s. 

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which he rose from infantry private 
to lieutenant general, General 



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intelligence and half in speda| 
oper^ons, 

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veteran, he fbi^t with dtie fabledl 
"Merrill's Marauders" in the North 
Burma campaign in 1944. 

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out the former Soviet Union anl 
odxcr Iron Curtain countries in die 
late 1940s and 1950s with the State 
Department's Diplomatic Pouch 
aujd Courier Service; he was an ofife 
cial interpreter in Berlin, Potsdani 
and Vienna and a liaison wit^ 
Soviet armed forces in the formei 
East Germany and Austrii. 
General Wilson, a native of Ricc; 
was president of Hampdcn-Sydney 
College from 1992 until retiring «i 
2000, 

He is the college's President 
Emeritus and Wheat Visiting 
Professor in Leadership He served 
on Longwood's Board of Visitors 
from 1983 to 1987. 

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Mt) Two Cents: Relationskips Gone Awnj 



WiJlard Vaughn 

Opinion Editor 

This is a busy time of the year 
for me, so I decided this week 
to visit one of the many advice 
websites and answer some of 
the questions. 

From user Chica_Power 
(ummf.ffrlposse.com): Okay I've been 
dating this guy for 10 months nom 
But during our relationship I've 
done stuff to hurt him. for example 
I kissed another guy. now he doesnt 
trust me and he doesnt let me do 
anything he always thinks I am 
going to hurt him I really just dont 
know what to do. I love him hut I'm 
not sure which way to go with him 

My Advice: You're doing 
stuff to hurt him because 
you're bored with him and you 
don't have enough intestinal 



fortitude to dump him. Move 
on with your life and let him 
do the same 

From user H (www.consciouslov- 
ing.com): My ffrlfriend and I have 
been dating for 2 years now. We 
have confirmed to each other that as 
soon as the right time comes, we'll 
get married. However, the reason 
that this "right time" isn't here is 
because of our long distance from 
one another due to college. I thought 
I could trust her, and I thought that 
she trusted me, but then about 5 
days ago I found out that she cheat- 
ed on me with a friend from school 
over 4 months ago. She claims that 
she felt neglected by me, and that she 
was angry at me because she thought 
I was having "a lot of fun" at my 
college, so she wanted to get back at 
me. At the same time she also 



claims that she heUeved that I would 
cheat on her, so she was trying to 
"stay a step ahead of the game" hy 
cheating on me before I cheated on 
her. She claims that she has no feel- 
ings for him whatsoever, but such 
things are so easy to say just to make 
amends and there's no wcryfor me to 
tell whether she's fying to me or not 
On top of that, when I pursue this 
subject, she becomes impatient at me 
for keep on "dig^ng" it up. Now, 
we've been in college for 2 years. We 
only made it official offer 1 year of 
college and neither of us had any 
interest in anyone else. Yet after we 
made it official she finally cheated on 
me. Do you think what she did was 
really based on what she told me? 
That she did it out of emotional self- 
defense? 

My advice: Dump the girl 



and make her hurt for what 
she did to you. Find someone 
that is going to care and 
respect you for who you are 
and never mention girl #1*8 
name again. 

From unnamed user (www.con- 
sciousloving.com): I met a man who 
I was instantly attracted to both in 
a physical and a personality way. I 
made the mistake of falling into bed 
with him way too soon. At first, he 
could not get enough of me. He 
called me several times every day. 
We spent weekends together as well 
as a night or two a week. Now, he 
calls less often and we see each other 
less often. At first it seemed we 
could talk. Now, if I try to begin 
any kind of personal conversation 
or even try to tell him I love him or 
other tenderness, he immediately 



turns me off. He does not respond in 
kind. He does not "converse" about 
any subject it seems except sexual 
ones. I try to interest him in doing 
other things, going places, etc. he is 
not interested. On the other hand, he 
ACTS as if he cares, gets jealous, 
etc. 

My advice: If you want to 
keep him as a dance parmer, by 
all means do so. But don't 
expect anything else out of 
him because you're not going 
to get it. If this is too hard to 
handle, get some therapy. 

If you have any relationship, 
love, or sexuality questions feel 
free to send them to rotun- 
da@longwood.edu. As always, 
be careful with each other's 
hearts; the next one that breaks 
might be yours. 



Amtassador Spotligkt: Joan oi Arc 



Emily Miller 

Guest Writer 



Joan of Arc was born in 1412 in 
France and raised on a small 
farm. 

When she was about 13 years 
old, she began to hear voices. At 
first the voices told her to behave 
because God had a special plan 
for her life. 

At this time, England and 
France had been at war for about 
100 years. 

When she was 14, the voices 
told her that she needed to drive 
the English back off of French 
lands. 

For two years, she studied mil- 
itary science, history, the structure 
of the church, and French cul- 



ture. 



At age 16 she began to rally 
with the traditional leaders of the 
community and was put in charge 
of a military unit. 

Joan and her army began to 
release the French territories 
from English control. She was 
made commander of almost the 
entire French military. 

The English were on the brink 
of being forced back to their own 
soil when Joan was betrayed by 
jealous French officers and cap- 
tured by the enemy. She was 18. 

The English military tried Joan 
as a witch not as an enemy mili- 
tary commander and she was 
burned at the stake. 

After she was burned, the exe- 
cutioner commanded that the 
embers be pulled away from the 
body so everyone could see that 



this 'witch' was dead. 

When they did this, they 
noticed that her heart hadn't been 
burned. 

It was doused with oil and 
burned until the next day when 
her remains were thrown into a 
river. 

There are two statues of Joan 
of Arc on campus. One is 'Joanie 
on the Pony' and it sits in the 
Colonnades. It was given to the 
college in 1927. 

The odier is 'Joanie on the 
stony' and it used to sit in the 
Rotunda, but was moved to the 
dining hall. This was a gift from 
the class of 1914. 

Thanks to Dr. Jordan of the 
Anthropology Department for providing 
information. 



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Join Longwood University's 
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Meeting-November 3rd, 7:00- Hiner 107 

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"Labels are for Things, not People." 

Mental Health Awareness Week. 
April 12-16, 2004 

Interested in sharing your experience with a mental illness? 

Be a member of a panel of students that serve to inform 

and educate our peers on mental health issues. 

For more information, contact 

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Opinion / Features 



October 23, 2003 



Greek Involvement on Longwood s Campus 



Shannon Harrison 

Greeks make up a large per- 
cent of campus organizations, 
making them leaders in the 
Longwood Community. 

The Greek women's GPA is 
higher then the overall 
women's GPA of Longwood. 

Once involved in a Sorority 
or Fraternity students are 
encouraged to broaden their 
horizons and give their time 
and individual talent to cam- 
pus improvement. 

In addition to the executive 
councils that exist tvithin every 
Greek organization and the 
Panhelienic council that con- 
sists, of all Greeks, they are 
leaders in many campus organ- 
izations. 

When referring to a general- 



ized group of people it's 
imperative to put aside stereo- 
types, but many students have 
a hard time doing so when it 
comes to Greeks. 

"Joining a sorority opened a 
lot of doors, I'm now 
involved in Kappa Delta Pi 
fThe Nationally Recognized 
Fraternity for Teachers), [and] 
ODK (The ' National 
Leadership Honor Society) 
and Judicial Board,"Ashley 
Lankey replied, when asked 
what fraternal life has done 
for her, that 

To show a few ways Greeks 
strengthen the student body. 
The Up till Dawn, Executive 
Board is made up entirely of 
Greeks and raises money for 
Saint Jude's Research hospital. 

Individually, Greeks spon- 
sor many events around cam- 



pus. Philanthropic events are 
brought to campus by each 
sorority throughout the year. 

For example, the Sigma 
Kappa's along with Mortar 
Board put on the Alzheimer's 
Walk; Zeta Tau Alpha puts on 
the Bowl-a-Thon to raise 
money for the Susan B. 
Komen foundation for breast 
cancer awareness; Kappa 
Delta does the Shamrock Run 
every spring. 

The Student Government 
Association, The Judicial 
Board, and The Honor Board 
are all elected positions. 
Longwood students choose 
the best leaders to represent 
the student body in making 
critical decisions. 

The fact that almost half of 
those that sit on these boards 
are Greek shows the strength 




Paula's "Letters from London*' will return next week, the above picture is 
of her and her hallmates before they headed to the Ministry of Sound, a 
nightclub in London. 

Back L to R.- Visitor, Me, Melanie, Visitor, Cristina, Sarah, andElkn Front L to Rj Kel/y, Claudia 



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To Lead is to Serve 
Princeps would like to recognize: 

Kim Redford 
Dr. Larissa Smith 
Heather Van Dyke 
Monet Salvadore 
Shannon Tooley 
Sarah Woitesheck 

Dave Ramirez 



of our Greek system. 

Greeks are often confronted 
with how Independants are 
going to embrace Greek-life. 

They have to deal with how 
Independants and administra- 
tion are going to perceive 
members of sororities and fra- 
ternities who want to be recog- 
nized for what they do outside 
of their sorority or fraternity. 

One Independent student 
stated "when you are not 
Greek you tend to notice the 
things Greeks do. They stand- 
out and sometimes it makes 
you intimidated seeing so 
many in other organizations." 

Another . Independent stu- 
dent comments, "Seeing 
Greeks being active around 
campus makes me rethink 
what it's all about being 
Greek." 

By taking the initiative to 
become involved, the number 
of Greeks around campus will 
continue to rise. 

Inside the Greek communi- 
ty, there is The Order of 
Omega, an Honorary Greek 
Organization composed of 



the leading members of 
NPHC, IFC, and CPC with a 
cumulative GPA of at least 
2.75. 

They put on Greek Week, 
which is dedicated to service, 
scholarship, brotherhood/ sis- 
terhood, and social enrich- 
ment, held the week leading up 
to Spring Weekend. 

Finally, to mention a few 
outstanding Greeks, the SGA 
president Mike Smith is a 
member of Phi Kappa Tau fra- 
ternity, Emily Conkey, Michelle 
Ash, Dora Teal, Jean-Marie 
Weaver are just a few of 
Longwood's Resident Assistant 
staff, the Editor of The Rotunda 
is a member of Delta Zeta, and 
many members of 

S.E.A.L.(Student Educators for 
Active Leadership) and SAFE 
(Student Association for a 
Fearless Environment) are 
Greeks. 

Being Greek is about getting 
involved and living to be the 
best you can be, meaning you 
are not only representing the 
Greek system but Longwood 
as a whole. 



SUBSTANCE ABUSE 
AWARENESS WEEK 

OCTOBER 20-24. 2003 

Tuesday, October 21, 2003 

AlcoholJeopardy 6:00-7 :30PM Amelia Room 
Come learn facts about alcohol in a fim and interactive format. 
Come compete against others and take away some information 
that can help you make healthy decisions in your everyday life. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2003 

All you ever wanted to know about drugs... And more 
6:00-7 :30PM Lankford ABC Rooms 
Come hear Investigator John Thompson and Chief Charles 
Lowe talk about drugs in the college environment. They will 
enlighten you on different drugs and tell you all you ever won- 
dered about and some things you may not have. 

Thursday, October 23, 2003 

What's your UPI? 6:00-7 :30PM Amelia Room 

What's a UPI you ask? Well come find out while taking part in 
a fun and interactive program that deals with alcohol and some 
pretty interesting situations students seem to find themselves in 
after a night of partying. BASED ON ACTUAL SITUATIONS 
SUBMITTED BY LONGWOOD STUDENTS. 



October 23, 2003 



Style 

CD Review: Atom and His Package 



PAGE 11 



Leslie Smith 

News Editor 



As for his new CD, Attention! Blah 
Blah Blahy Goren is mixing his 
punk views with good fun. Track 
three, "The Palestinians Are Not 
the Same Thing as the Rebel 
Alliance, Jackass," tries to send a 
message across to the listeners 
about the war, with lyrics like: 

"You're so Leftist/You're so 
pro-peace/you're hate the death 
penalty/But love it in the Middle 
East." 

Songs like "I, Professional 
Gambler," "Does Anyone Else 
in this Room Want to Marry His 
or Her Own Grandmother?", 
and "I'm Downright Amazed at 
What I Can Destroy with Just a 
Hammer," have more of a satir- 
ical twist to them, due to the 
focus of the songs. 

While Goren may not have the 
most conventional sound, it is 
definitely a fun CD to try out if 
you like punk bands like Dead 
Kennedys or Planet Smashers. 
1. Possession 



2.Mustache TV 

3.The Palestinians Are Not The 

Same Thing As The Rebel 

Alliance, Jackass 

4.Does Anyone Else In This 

Room Want To Marry His or Her 

Own Grandmother? 

5.1, Professional Gambler 




6.0ut To Everyone 

7.Friend, Please Stop Smoking 

S.Head Widi Arms 

9.rm Downright Amazed At 

What I Can Destroy Widi Just A 

Hammer 



lO.LyingTo You 

11. Dear Atom, You Do Not 
Want Children, Love Atom 

12.For Aliza, Wherever She May 
Sleep 

n.MattWerth Speaks 

When you listen to Atom and 
His Package, it may seem like 
there are many people singing, 
and maybe even many people in 
his band. 

But, you will be interested to 
know that he writes, performs, 
and records all of the music him- 
self with a QY700 Music 
Sequencer, an RMIX music 
sequencer, and a B.C. Rich guitar. 
A Pennsylvania-native, Adam 
Goren, aka Atom, has toured 
internationally, including trails 
across the entire U.S.A., Canada, 
Japan, the UK, Netherlands, 
Belgium, and Germany 

You can find bumper stickers 
proclaiming, "My Child is an 
Honor Student at the Punk Rock 
Academy" and "Go Metric. Now" 
at www.atomandhispackage.com. 



Wanted 

Hunt Seat Instructor for beginner level 

horseback riding students. Part-time 

two to three afternoons/week. Teaching 

experience a must. Contact JoAnn Jones, 

evenings @ 983-3247. 



Book Review: Dirty 

Liz Richards 

Editor-in-Cbief 

Ahsa Valdes-Rodriguez has 
penned a masterpiece with her 
novel. The Dirty Girts Social Club. 

Six Latin women who became 
friends in college are now in their 
late twenties and are all on the 
verge of achieving the life they 
want. 

None of the characters are per- 
fect, they are unhappy with their 
luke warm love lives, and dissatis- 
fied with their jobs. 

Each chapter is narrated by one 
of the six characters, which makes 
for interesting plot shifts. 

Lauren is a columnist for her 
local paper. Usnavys is looking 
for a man who can afford her 
expensive taste. Rebecca is a suc- 
cessful magazine publisher, but is 



Girl s Social Glut 

not as successful with her mar- 
riage. Elizabeth, a TV anchor, has 
a secret that could ruin her career. 
Sara is a Martha Stuart-esque 
mother, but is paying a large bun- 
dle for her lavish lifestyle. Amber 
is a musician trying to break into 
the business. 

The six women reconvene 
every year at their annual "Sucias" 
meeting (That's "dirty girls" in 
Spanish). 

The book starts out with their 
meeting at a small restaurant. The 
women, while very close friends in 
college, have grown into their 
own and are now six very differ- 
ent personalities. 

No matter what life hands 
these women, their friendship has 
endured the test of time. 

This book is a perfect read for 
any woman, and a great gift idea. 




You'll make it through college because youVe got dedication 
and brains. Thanks to the Army National Guard, you'll also 
have a way to pay for it with the Montgomery Gl Bllljuition 
Assistance and extra state benefits. Most Guard members 
serve one weekend a month and two weeks a year, so you'll 
still have time for your friends and family. Join the team that 
will help you get your college degree. In VIRGINIA 
the Army National Guard.YOU CAN! 




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A Klezmer music experience 
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S\yiv\.da\A October 26th 

Enjoy great music, a Jewish cuitural eiqierl- 
ence, and great iuiosiil (snaciis) 



Brought to you by the Jewish Student Organization (JSO) 
and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. 

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October 23, 2003 



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by EUie Woodruff 



LitM(SeFx23-Ott22) 

Keep i^our panties on. Longwood alreadi} kas 
enougk ol an STD problem. 

Scorpio (Oct 25. --Nov. 21) 

Stop stealing ijour grandmotkers' panties. Even 
tkose aren't big anoiigk to cover ijour ass. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-^Dec 21) 

Close ijour legs, tke environment is polluted 
enougk. Do us all a lavor and wear extra 
panties. 

Gipriconi (Dec 224aii 19) 

Wask \jour panties. Tkat last trip to Taco 
Bell lelt some tracks. 



Aquarius (Jan. 20-7^ 18) 

Relax, don't get ^our panties in a kunck It kurts more wken you pull out tke kairs. 




Pisoe5(FeK19^Mar.20) 

Cki is watcking. 1 wouldn't run around drunk again tkis weekend witk ijour panties on y pur kead, or witkout ijour panties 

lor tkat matter. 

Aries(Mar.21^AprillO) 

Just because ijou wear a G-string doesn't mean ijou kave to ask guijs to floss. Flossing is supposed to remove crusties from 

ijout teetk, not add to tkem. . 

TWus (April 204^ 20) 

It is acceptable to admire ijour girlfriend's panties, but it is not acceptable to borrow tkem. 

Gemini (Mai) 2tJu]ie 20 

Don't get caugkt witk your panties down- now tkat would be a lull moon. 

Cancer (June 21 Jul^ 22) 

Just because your sign is a crab doesn't mean you kave to give tkem a kome in your panties. 

L8oOJi,23^Aua.22) 

Skave, tkere is not enougk room left in your panties lor your mane. 



Viifto(Aii6.2i^22) 

Your virginal wkite panties won t lool anyone. You were spotted last week in front of tke train. 




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room of Lankford. 



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JL # 



October 23, 2003 



Men s Cross Country Finiskes Tkird Year 



sports Informal 

Longwood University totaled 494 
points to finish 15th among 20 
teams at the Gettysburg 
Invitational October 18 in 
Pennsylvania. 

It was the final competition of 
the season for the Lancers, in their 
third year of existence under first- 
year head coach Rich Firth. 

At Gettysburg, Longwood was 
led by freshman Keith 
Smith/Powhatan (Powhatan) who 
finished 51st overall among 198 
runners with his new school- 
record time of 28:18 in the 8K 
race. 



Smith was followed by class- 
mate Chris Gibbs/Richmond 
(LC. Bird) (30:52, 143rd), senior 
Greg Harrison/Fairfax 

(Robinson) (31:33, 151st), fresh- 
man Wcs Spece/Martinsville 
(Carlisle) (32:31, 160th), sopho- 
more John Lampicins/ 
Chesapeake (Western Branch) 
(33:08, 167th), along widi fresh- 
man Deo Smith/Bridgeport, 
Conn. (Kolbe Cathedral) (38:30, 
195th). 

Harrison, Lampkins, and Deo 
Smith also ran personal-best 8K 
times. 

Through the seven competi- 
tions, Keith Spiith posted team- 



best 8K and 6K times for 
Longwx)d with his school-record 
efforts of 28:18 and 22:14, respec- 
tively 

Other season-best times (8K, 
6K) include Gibbs (30:40, 23:10), 
Harrison (31:33, 25:02), Specc 
(31:54), sophomore Joel Burkctt/ 
Chesterfield (Manchester) (31:56), 
Lampkins (33:08, 24:35), and Deo 
Smith (38:30; 28:35). 

The Lancers had one top five 
team finish this fall; their best team 
effort in the three years, among 
five top 10 team finishes overall. 

Longwood could return as 
many as six letterwinners for the 
2004 campaign. 



Men s Golf Establiskes New Sckool Record 



sports Information 

Longwood University estab- 
lished a new school-record 
scoring total for 54"-holes of 
291-277-289-857 to finish fifth 
among 14 teams at the 
Tennessee-Chattanooga/Sonic 
Intercollegiate October 13-14 
in Tennessee. 

NCAA Division I 

Jacksonville State University 
won the event with its 832 total 
at the 6,149-yard, par 71 Signal 
Mountain Country Club. 

The Lancers, the only non- 
Division I team in the tourna- 
ment, set new team scoring 
records for 18 (277), 36 (568), 
and 54 (857) holes. 

Longwood will conclude its 
fall season October 20-21 at the 
East Carolina Invitational in 
North Carolina. 

In Tennessee, Longwood was 
led by sophomore Michael 
Joyce/Peterborough, Ontario 



(Peterborough Collegiate) with 
his one-under par 68-70-74- 
212 to finish in a tie for 12th- 
place individually among the 
76 golfers. 

Joyce's 212 total is also a 
new school-record for 54- 
holes. Joyce was followed by 
junior Trey Deal/Martinsville 
(Martinsville) (72-69-73-214, t- 
20th), sophomore Kevin 
Johnson/Forest (Jefferson 
Forest) (74-69-72-215, t-25tii), 
freshman Brett Chambers/ 
Mount Sidney (Fort Defiance) 
(77-69-70-216, t-27th), along 
with senior Matt Paciocco/ 
Richmond (Mills Godwin) (80- 
71-80-231, t-68th). 

Longwood, coached by 
Kevin Fillman, has enjoyed an 
outstanding fall through three 
tournaments (144 holes), led 
by first-year standout 
Chambers who has posted a 
low scoring average of 71.38 
with two school-record rounds 



of 66. 

Chambers is followed by 
Joyce (72.88, 68), Deal (73.75, 
69), Johnson (71.67, 69, 54- 
holes), freshman Chris 
Shuford/Fredericksburg 
(Colonial Forge) (75.00, 74, 36- 
holes), senior Carl 

Magnusson/Linkoping, 
Sweden (Katedralskolan) 

(75.67, 75, 54-holes), Paciocco 
(77.00, 71, 108-holes), along 
with senior Mike Nemcosky/ 
Chesapeake (Great Bridge) 
(79.00, 77, 36-holes). 

The Lancers are averaging 
291.63 as a team, a scoring pace 
that would also set a new team 
record. 

Longwood is scheduled to 
open its spring campaign 
March 8-9, 2004 at the 
Butler /North-South 
Intercollegiate in Jacksonville 
Beach, Fla., a 36-hole event at 
the Jacksonville Beach Golf 
Club. 



Women s Golf Team Finiskes 7tli 



sports Information 

The Longwood University 
women's golf team shot a final 
round of 314 this afternoon to 
capture seventh place (308-302- 
314=924) out of 17 teams at tjie 
East Carolina Fall Intercollegiate 
October 13-14. 

Mississippi State snapped East 
Carolina's two year winning streak 
at the tournament with a team 



score of 894. 

Longwood was led by junior 
Tiffany Woodyer (Braunton, 
North Devon, England/ Millfield 
School) who took 18th place (72- 
77-77=226). 

Woodyer was followed by 
sophomore Stephanie Hicks 
(Bumpass, Va./Louisa County) 
(73-75-79=227, t-19th), junior 
Amanda Diamond (Leesburg, 
Va./ Potomac Falls) (82-74- 



78=234, t'39th), iunior Tucker 
McCarthy (Richliond, Va./ 
Douglas Freeman) (81-78- 
80=239, t-62nd) and senior Mary 
Milage (Ennismore, Ontario, 
Canada/St. Peter's Secondary) 
(83-76-81=240, t-67th). 

The Lancers conclude their fall 
tournament schedule at the 
FlU/Pat Bradley Intercollegiate 
October 21 -November 2 in 
Miami, Fla. 



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Women s Cross Country 



sports Information 

Longwood University totaled 
305 points to finish 1 2th 
among 19 teams at the 
Gettysburg Invitational 

October 1 8 in Pennsylvania. 

It was the final competi- 
tion of the season for the 
Lancers, in their third year of 
existence under first-year 
head coach Rich Firth. 

At Gettysburg, Longwood 
was led by junior Lynette 
Robinson/Mineral (Louisa 
Co.) who finished 36th over- 
all among 191 runners with 
her time of 25:25 in the 6K 
race. 

Robinson was followed by 
senior Kristel Moser/ 
Roanoke (Northside) (25:35, 
42nd), along with juniors 
Jessica Walton/Williamsburg 
(Jamestown) (26:09, 58th), 
T i f f a n y 
Denby/Charlottesville 
(Monticello) (27:12. 90th), 
and Holly Miller/Newport 



News (Woodside) (28:25, 
130th). Robinson and Moser 
each ran personal-best 6K 
times. 

Through the seven compe- 
titions, Walton posted team- 
best 5K and 6K times for 
Longwood with her individ- 
ual race-winning efforts of 
20:41 and 24:43, respectively. 

Other season-best times 
(5K, 6K) include Robinson 
(20:43, 25:25), Denby (21:39, 
26:52), Moser (21:46, 25:35), 
Miller (23:21, 27:54), graduate 
student Theresa Bridge/ 
Farmville (Prince Edward 
Co.) (24:11), and senior Leslie 
Lineberry/Glen Allen 

(Hermitage) (26:26). 

The Lancers won two races 
this fall among five top five 
team finishes, including their 
first Virginia Division II-III 
State Championship, and had 
six top 10 team finishes over- 
all. 

Longwood could return as 
many as four letterwinners 
for the 2004 campaign. 



PAGE 16 



Storts 






October 23, 2003 



Rick Blanc Joins Basel^all Program; Dong 
Tkibault Joins Men's Baskettall Program 



sports Information 

Longwood University Athletics 
has announced the appointment 
cf two new assistant coaches at 
the institution. Rick Blanc is the 
new assistant coach for baseball; 
and Doug Thibault is a new vol- 
unteer assistant for men's basket- 
ball. 

These latest coaching appoint- 
ments coincide with Longwood's 
current four-year reclassification 
period toward NCAA Division I 
certificadon in 2007 as part of an 
cverall strategic plan to raise the 
visibility and profile of the 
University. 

"We have selected Coach Blanc 
from a sizeable number of appli- 
cants, and we feel that he is an 
excellent choice as we move to 
Division I," said veteran baseball 
head coach Buddy Bolding. "His 
sarong pitching background in 
both collegiate and professional 
baseball as both a player and 
coach will serve Longwood 
Baseball very well. 

"He is a diligent worker, a long- 



hour man, and is just what I have 
been looking for. 

"His youthful enthusiasm, 
resourcefulness, sophisdcation, 
modern approach to recruiting 
and player development, and my 
get down and dirty old school 
sty'le should make for a fine 
coaching team. 

"Moreover, Coach Blanc is 
scholarly, emotionally mature 
beyond his years and, like me he 
likes to win & better than that, he 
doesn't like to lose," he added. "I 
look forward to building a suc- 
cess fill Division I baseball pro- 
gram with Coach Blanc standing 
between the lines with me on 
Lancer Field." 

Blanc has served as a pitching 
coach for the Chillicothe Paints 
of the Independent Frontier 
League since April 2002. 

He was responsible for the 
pitching staff with the Paints 
while developing the running 
program and bullpen workouts 
as well as assisting in player 
recruitment and signings. 

Blanc played for Chillicothe 



Men s Tennis Makes Records 



sports Information 

hongwood University' participated 
'.A the Old Point National Bank 
;TA Invitational in Newport 
vcu's October 17-19. 

The predominantly NCAA 

)ivision I event was of singles 

nd doubles format only with no 

cam scores, and was the final 

cimpetitjon of the fall for the 

Lancers. . 

Sophomore Diego Quiros/ 
(juesada, Costa Rica (Maria 
Inmaculada)' led Longwood with 
his 3-2 singles record in Flight C 
as he reached the consolation 
finals before falling 8-3 to an 
opponent from the University of 
Richmond. 

Others competing in singles 
included senior Garrett Green/ 
Fredericksburg (Stafford) (2-2, 
Flight D), sophomore Justin 
Dorsk/Virginia Beach 

(KempsviUe) (1-1, FUght D), 
freshman Rashko Patnikov/ 
Bankya, Bulgaria (Smirnenski) (1- 
2, Flight A), sophomore Dan 



Conte/Midlothian (Monacan) (0- 
1, Flight D), along with junior 
Chris Newman/Chesapeake 
(Hickory) (0-2, Flight A) and 
sophomore Ian Young/Bowie, 
Md. (Eleanor Roosevelt (0-2, 
Flight B). 

In doubles, Quiros and "ioung 
led' the Lancers with their 1-1 
record in Flight C, followed by 
Patnikov and Newman (0-1, 
Flight A) along with Green and 
Dorsk (0-1, Flight D). 

Through two fall tournaments, 
Patnikov led Longwood with his 
3-3 record in singles. 

Other records included Quiros 
(3-5), Green (2-2), Dorsk (1-1), 
Newman (1-4), Conte (0-1), and 
Young (0-5). In doubles, 
Patnikov and Newman were 1-3, 
followed by Quiros and Young 
(1-4), along with Green and 
Dorsk (0-1). 

Longwood is scheduled to 
open its spring campaign 
February 21, 2004, hosting 
Augusta State University at the 
Lancer Courts. 



from 1998-2002, earning IFL 
Pitcher of the Year honors in 
2001 with a 13-1 record, and was 
a two-time IFL All-Star (2001, 
2002). 

The two-time team M\T 
(2001, 2002) posted a five-year 
career record of 28-14 with a 3.80 
ERA and 12 saves with the Paints. 

Blanc also has previous coach- 
ing experience at Adrian (Mich.) 
College (2001-02) and Sylvania 
(Ohio) Southview High School 
(1998-03), and has worked as a 
scout and consultant for Premier 
Scouting Service in Ohio since 
1998. 

"This is a very exciting time for 
Longwood University Athletics 
and I am very excited to have the 
opportunity to be here," said 
Blanc. "I am looking forward to 
working with and learning from 
Coach Bolding. The Longwood 
baseball program has a strong 
history and I see it getting even 
stronger with the move to 
Division I." 

See COACHES p. 18 



NPL Update: Week 7 



Pat Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

If one thing is certain it is that 
nothing is certain in the NFL 
anymore! 

Another thing people should 
realize by now, the Chiefs and the 
Vikings are looking like actual 
Super Bowl contenders. 

After Stephen Davis and the 
Panthers got the first notch in the 
'L' column courtesy of the Titans, 
Minnesota and Kansas City are 
last unbeatens in the league. 

In a week many expected them 
to get their first loss, the Vikings 
pulled one out against a banged 
up Broncos team. 

The other undefeated team, 
Kansas City, was one yard away 
from what could have been a 
Monday Night head-hanger 
against their bitter rivals, the 
Oakland Raiders. Could a Vikings 
vs. Chiefs Super Bowl be leering 
around the corner? Naw... well 
maybe, anything could happen 
now a days! 

Speaking of anything happen- 
ing, the Jets have actually put two 
wins together after defeating the 



Texans and are getting Chad 
Pettington back. Last year they 
were under similar circum- 
stances and made the playoffs, 
could some deja vu pop-up? 

On the other side of the east 
coast New England finally man- 
aged to \^in in Miami while 
another Florida native, Tampa 
Bay, suffered similar results in 
San Fran. 

In the NFC East, the 
Redskins continue to fall after a 
loss to the Bills, while somehow, 
::cough:: Bill Parcells ::cough::, 
the Cowboys continue to gain 
ground after a complete beat 
down on the Lions. 

The struggling Eagles were 
able to move in right behind the 
Cowboys after edging the 
Giants. 

Marvin Lewis's Bengals 
scored a victory against his old 
team, the Ravens, buts its 
Baltimore who may have the 
last laugh, as they are still num- 
ber one in the AFC North. 

At least some things are still 
certain, the Bears can still 

See NFL p. 18 



Take Back the Night 



Tuesday October 28th 

9 p.m. 
Student Union Ballroom 



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October 23, 2003 



Storts 






Women s Field Hockey Season Gomes to a Close 



sports Information 

The Longwood University field 
hockey squad took on diird- 
ranked Lock Haven and 
Mansfield on the road this 
weekend. 

At Lock Haven, the Lady 
Eagles appeared on the board at 
the 34:05 mark of the first half 
when Megan Kurt2 scored on a 
penalty shot. 

Lock Haven held the 1-0 
advantage going in to the break. 
Lady Eagle Sarah Huber scored 
twice in the second period 
along with Courtney Hughes to 
give the Lady Eagles a 4-0 lead. 

With 52 seconds left in the 
game, Longwood junior Lorrie 
Watts (Fredericksburg, Va./ 
Stafford) put in the Lancers' 
lone goal off an assist from 
freshman Jen Hawkins (Virginia 
Beach, Va./Cox), but it wasn't 
enough as the Lady Eagles 
defeated the Lancers 4-1. 

Watts led Longwood with 
four shots, while Marina Sizow 
(Virginia Beach, Va./ 

Kempsville), Shannon Ratte 



(Virginia Beach, Va./ 
Kempsville) and Katy 
Lernihan (Fredericksburg, 
Va. /Chancellor) had one shot 
each. 

Lancer keeper Julie 
Patterson (Esmont, Va./ 
Monticello) tallied her best per- 
formance in net this season 
with 25 saves. 

The Lady Eagles split time 
in net between Melissa 
Stubblefield (64 min., 3 saves, 
GA) and Megan Barclay (6 
min., 2 saves, 1 GA). 

At Mansfield,. Longwood 
doubled-up on the 

Mountaineers 6-3 at Spaulding 
Field. 

Hawkins put Longwood on 
the board at the 16 minute 
mark of the first half off a 
cross from sophomore mid- 
fielder Julie Price (Stafford, 
Va. /North Stafford). 

Hawkins then set up a pass 
to Watts for the Lancers' next 
goal. Sophomore forward 
Echo Naugle (Virginia Beach, 
Va. /Princess Anne) sent one in 
at the 8:56 mark off a pass 



from Watts and scored again 
two minutes later off another 
Hawkins' assist. 

Mansfield got on the board 
before the end of the half, mak- 
ing the score 4-1 going into the 
break. 

Naugle put another one in at 
the beginning of the second 
period, getting her first hat trick 
of the season. 

The Mountaineers would 
score two more times, but it 
wasn't enough as freshman 
defender Katie Murphy 
(Virginia Beach, Va. /Princess 
Anne) sealed the victory scor- 
ing with 17:33 left in the game. 

The Lancers held a 23-19 
advantage on shots, while 
Mansfield controlled the penal- 
ty corners 17-5. 

Longwood's defensive 

efforts from senior midfielder 
Erin Sixsmith (i\lexandria, Va./ 
West Potomac), Ratte and 
Sizow also contributed to the 
Lancer win. 

The Lancers will take on top- 
ranked Shippensburg October 
25 at 3 p.m., then return to face 



Roanoke October 27 at 3 p.m. 

With only three games, 
Longwood continues to put up 
a balanced scoring attack with 
11 Lancers having found the 
back of the net this season. 

After her hat-trick perform- 
ance on Sunday, Naugle comes 
off the bench to lead the 
Lancers with seven goals on 22 
shots (.318). 

Hawkins, Price, Watts and 
sophomore midfielder Alexis 
Ramey (Westminster, Calif./ 
Marina) have five goals each 
while Lernihan and senior 
Andrea Wilkinson (Chantilly, 
Va./Chantilly) have three. 

Watts, who is currently 
ranked second nationally in 
assists per game (.860), has 
seven on the season, followed 
by Sixsmith with six and 
Hawkins and sophomore Sarah 
Hitchings (Virginia Beach, 
Va./ Kempsville) with three. 

In goal, Patterson ranks fifth 
nationally in saves this season 
with 1 62 stops in 1 ,080 minutes 
and has a saves percentage of 
.779. 



PAGE 17 



SOCCERcont'dp.t5 ^ 

shift freshman Sacy 

Crites/ Manassas (Osbourn) (I 
goal, 0.18) with two points e«:hu 
Naill has played 922 minutes in 
front of the net, allowing nine 
goals (0.88) with 41 saves for an 
.880 save percentage with six 
shutouts. 

Naili, with 24 career shutouts, 
ranks second all-time for the 
Lancers (Amy Kennaly, 25, 1997- 
00). 

Stotrie has played 336 minutes 
in firont of the net, allowing eight 
goals ^.14) with 17 saves for a 
.680 save percentage with one 
shutout, and freshman keeper 
Nicole Bossieux/Mechanicsville 
(Atlee) has played 24 minutes in 
front of the net, allowing no goals 
(0.00). 

Following the Howard contest, 
Longwood returns home to 
Lancer Field for its final tw'o 
matches of the season. 

The Lancers will host Division 
I Virginia Military Institute 
October 26 at 5 p.m. before clos- 
ing the campaign against Division 
III Virginia Wesleyan College 
October 29 at 6 p.m. during 
Se/iior Night. 




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Sports 

Yankees/Marlins Matck^vip 
Mai^ Be tke Best ol tke Year 



Shannon Harrison 

PR Manager 

As the opening pitch from David 
Wells screamed across the plate 
Saturday night, it was evident the 
2003 World Series would be one 
of the best in Major League his- 
tory. 

Brought by brilliance and 
sheer talent, the Yankees and 
Marlins met this weekend to 
scuffle out game one and ulti- 
mately earn jhc^tte" of world 
champio; 

Both teams, clearly dominating 
their/conferences .in league play, 
conscious they had the 
fpability of earning bids to the 
7orld Series. 

The Yankees, power-housing 
the American League with a solid 
pitching staff and the depth of a 
strong bullpen, showed fans and 
teams abroad that steady pitching 
followed by a proficient offense 
could produce a game-winning 



season. 

They took the Boston Red 
Sox to seven games in the ALCS 
(American League Conference 
Series), and prevailed with a 
game winning home run by 
Aaron Boone. 

This win gave the Yankees the 
American League Pennant and 
an opportunity to host game 1 
of the 2003 World Series. 

On the contrary, the Florida 
Marlins proved to the world that 
a dominant, run-driving offense 
accompanied by a steady defense 
could prevail in season play 

Facing elimination in the 
NLCS (National League 
Conference Series), the Florida 
Marlins came back from a 3 
game to 1 deficit to overcome 
the Chicago Cubs. 

This included a long eight- 
run-scoring inning, late in game 
6, to bring the Marlins back and 
later win the National League 
Pennant. 



With such diversity in both 
clubs, this seven-game series 
could prove to be the number 
one sporting event of the year. 

Both teams have earned their 
spots in the world championship 
on virtually complete opposite 
tangents. 

This would not only create a 
series of suspense and hard- 
played baseball, but also give 
viewers an aspect on different 
techniques of management. 

To catch a glimpse of the 
series yourself, you can tune into 
your local FOX television station 
at the following scheduled dates: 
Game 4 Wednesday, October 
22nd (at Florida); Game 5 
Thursday, October 23rd. (at 
Florida); Game 6 (if necessary) 
Saturday, October 25th (at New 
York); and Game 7 (if necessary) 
Sunday, October 23rd (at New 
York). This is definitely a series 
worth watching and a must-see 
for sport-lovers abroad. 



COACHES cont'd p. 16 

A native of Sylvania, Ohio, 
Blanc earned his bachelor of sci- 
ence degree in technology from 
Bowling Green State University in 
1998 where he was a starting 
pitcher and led the Division I 
Falcons to the 1998 NCAA 
Tournament and Mid-American 
Conference diampionship. 

Thibault previously was the 
head men's basketball coach at 
Jamestown Community College in 
Glean, N.Y during 2001-OZ 

He has also been an assistant 
coach at North Idaho College 
(2000-01), Howard (Texas) 
College (1999-2000), Washington 
(Tenn.) College Academy Prep 
School (1998-99), and at Treasure 
Valley (Ore.) Community College 
(1994-98). 

Thibault has worked numerous 
summer camps and coaching 
activities at Gonzaga University, 
Eastern Washington University, 
Furman University, Wake Forest 
University, Oregon State 



October 23, 2003 



lar ve tsity, wwtern 
University, the. University of 
Oregon, Southern Utah Univetsitj', 
and with the Portland Trailblazers 
of the NBA. 

"I am very pleased to have Doug 
Thibault join our coadiing staff," 
stated men's basketball head coach 
Mike Gillian. '^It says a lot about 
the progress our basketball pro^ 
gram has made in a short period ol 
time to have someone of Doug's 
ability and charaacr join us in this 
position. 

He brings fantastic experience 
with him to Longwood, having 
been involved in basketball at many 
different levels over the past eight 
years. 

"I know Doug to be a hard 
working and dedicated professional 
who will share in the commitment 
we have made to being a successful 
Division I basketball program." 

A native of Eagle Point, Ore., 
Thibault earned his bachelor of 
science degree in political science 
from Boise State University in 
1998. 



Women s Soccer Player PkoeLe 
Munson: Record Breaker 2005 



Kelly Fischer /-i-^a^ 

Staff Writer 

In Ix>ngwood University's book 
of records, a new name, Phoebe 
Munson, will be added. 

This Longwood senior broke 
the record for Career Goals for 
a Longwood woman soccer 
player on Saturday October 18, 
2003 at a game against High 
Point University held on Lancer 
Field. 

The previous career record of 
44 goals was held by Erin 
Hirschi (1997-00). 

Munson broke that record by 
making her 45th career goal in 
the second half of the game 
against High Point University 
on Saturday. 

Munson broke away with the 
ball and beat the keeper from 
HPU to finish with the record- 
breaking goal. 



When asked about her 
thoughts on her accomplish- 
ment, she stated, "I feel like I 
accomplished one of my goals. 
Going into this 2003 Fall sea-, 
son I was determined to break 
the record. We have 3 more 
games, I am hoping to score 
more for the record to be 
unbeatable for a litde while." 

With that kind of confidence 
it's not hard to see how Phoebe 
has also received other recogni- 
tions. 

Munson spoke about her 
career at Ixingwood and said, 
"Career playing at Longwood 
has been awesome. I've started 
every game since freshman 
year; we won the CVAC 
(Carolinas-Virginia Athletic 
Conference) the last possible 
season we could, last fall. Not 
only did I-come out first place 
with my team, I was also named 



CVAC tournament MVP. 
Throughout the years, I've been 
very blessed to receive many 
honors and awards." 

Phoebe Munson hails from 
Virginia Beach and attended 
Tallwood High School. 

Her plans after graduation 
from Longwood in May 2003 
are undecided as of now. 

She quickly says, "Though 
traveling is definitely in the 
books!" 

When asked for some com- 
ments on soccer in general 
Munson quotes, with emotion, 
her Longwood soccer coach. 
Coach Dyer. "Somewhere 
behind the athlete you've 
become, and the hours of prac- 
tice, and the coaches who 
pushed you, is the little boy/girl 
who fell in love with the game, 
and never looked back. Play for 
him/her." 



NFL cont'd p. 16 

snatch defeat from the jaws of 
victory as they did against the 
Scahawks. 

Brett Favre stiU struggles in 
domes, especially when his 
Packers are facing the Rams. No 
Vick for Atlanta, No Vick-tory 
for Atlanta, no surprise to any- 
one, especially New Orleans. 

With all this parody going on 
in the word, at least one thing is 
safe to say, "the Cardinals still 



suck." 
Player of the Week: The New 

LT (LaDainian Tomlinson)! 
Rushed for 200 yards caught for 
21 more and broke a 70 plus yard 
run for the first game winner for 
Marty and The Chargers this yeat 
against the Browns. 

Tell Me When: ...will Andy 
Reid and Donavon McNabb shal- 
low their pride and start an Eagle 
quarterback who doesn't have si 
sprained thumb... and complete 
more than 9 passes for 64 yards. 



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<TT 1 r^ I'TT 1 "R. PATRIOT Cont'd p. 3 

Under Uod Under Fire 



The pledge of allegiance case, 
which will be heard by the 
Supreme Court without conser- 
vative Justice Antonin Scalia next 
year, will bring forth not only 
questions of the constitutionality' 
of the phrase "under God" in the 
pledge, but also the issue of legal 
standing. 

The case, brought forth by 
atheist Michael Newdow, argues 
that his right as a parent is being 
infringed upon when his 9-year- 
old daughter is forced to accept 
others' religious beliefs by recit- 
ing the pledge every day in 
school. 

Reviewed by the 9th Circuit, 
the San Francisco-based liberal 
federal appeals court ruled that- 
the public schools' reciting the 
pledge's phrase "under God" was 
unconstitutional. However, the 
9th Circuit's decisions are often 
over ruled by the more conserva- 
tive Supreme Court. 

Acting as his own lawyer, 
Newdow faces two key questions 
before the court: whether he had 
legal standing at the time the case 
was filed and whether or not the 
school policy that says teachers 
are "required to lead willing stu- 
dents" in the pledge is constitu- 
tional. 

"The father is asserting that he 
is entided to the upbringing of 
his daughter and what she is 
exposed to at school," said Steve 
Wermiel, Professor of 

Constitutional Law at American 
University. "The pledge is pre- 
venting him from shaping her 
religious beliefs but that may not 
survive the question of stand- 
ing." 

"They may throw out the case 
based on this alone without say- 
ing anything about the law," he 
said. 

Newdow has recendy gained 
legal custody of his daughter. 
However, there are reports that 
his .daughter does not object to 
d^ie pledge at all. 

{ "The problem is whether the 
father, at the time of filing, actu- 
ally was an injured party because 
at the time of the filing he did 
not have legal custody. But he 
isn't asserting [his daughter's] 
rights, he's raising his own," said 
Wermiel. 

While the first issue of stand- 



ing • may end the case without 
comment on the school board's 
policy, the courts framing of the 
second point re frames the argu- 
ment in terms of "willing stu- 
dents." 

"While the 9th Circuit ruling 
had a plausible basis, by empha- 
sizing the school board policy, 
the court skewed the issue. Part 
of the Supreme Court's rationale 
is to protect the center and focus 
on willing students because the 
only objector seems to be Mr. 
Newdow," said Case Western 
Reserve law Professor Jonathan 
Entin. 

Adding another layer to the 
case, Justice Antonin Scalia has 
recused himself from hearing the 
case, offering no explanation^ as 
is custom with the court. This 
absence opens up the possibility 
of a 4-4 split, which would allow 
the 9th Circuit ruling to stand. 

"I really don't think he needed 
to recuse himself I guess ^xe. 
don't want justices to comment 
on pending cases, but there is 
nothing that Justice Scalia said 
that would come as a surprise to 
anyone based on his work and 
other speeches on church-state 
related issues," said Wermiel. 

Entin agreed. "He made a 
comment off the bench, but jus- 
tices, in opinions, often indicate 
their feelings on things. His com- 
ments were probably ill advised, 
but had he made them in an 
opinion he might have had to 
recuse himself," he said. 

Newdow had filed papers on 
September 9 with the court ask- 
ing Scalia to remove himself cit- 
ing that he violated the code of 
conduct for United States judges 
that states, "Judges should avoid 
public comment on the merits of 
a pending or impending action." 
This came from comments Scalia 
made on the case at a January 
Religious Freedom Day rally in 
Fredericksburg, VA. 

"I think in this case we must 
ask what impact it will have on 
our civic life if it ends in a 4-4 tie. 
Meaning, is there a greater harm 
that Justice Scalia may have bias 
than if we had a definite answer. 
Some may say yes, but I think the 
question needs to be asked," said 
Wermiel. 

The case. Elk Ridge Unified 
School District v. Newdow, will 
be heard early next year. 



The "^acak and peak" amend- 
ment (Section 213 of USAPA) 
allows delayed notification of 
search warrants. 

Of course, as with most all 
instances, officials are required to 
have a warrant of some sort 
before they enter a suspect's 
premises. 

For purposes of this article, I 
will limit the explanation to 
phone taps, although a major 
intention of the act was to extend 
the privacy protections that relat- 
ed to phone use to the internet 
(Le. officials had to obtain a 
Wiretap or Pen Warrant for inter- 
net communications intercep- 
tion). 

Under 213 an official is 
allowed to enter into one's prem- 
ises and tap the phone without 
letting the suspect know about it 
for a "reasonable" amount of 
time. 

On the face of it, the amend- 
ment does seem far-reaching, but 
is all too reasonable when applied 
to a practical case. 

There is no way a terror sus- 
pect would continue to talk on 
tfee phone after officials notified 
him of the tap. 

This section was upheld prior 
to its codification in Kats^ v United 
States. 

The court ruled: "Officers 
need not announce their purpose 

Cont'd UNITY p. 3 

But this bothers me on an 
entirely different level as well. 
. Are other organizations on 
campus as uncooperative? 

Do not all campus organiza- 
tions exist to serve the campus 
community and to provide the 
students with an opportunity to 
get involved? 

Do not all these organizations 
exist for the betterment of 
Longwood? 

I think so, but apparently 
there are organizations that dis- 
agree with me. 

For example. Lancer 



before conducting an otherwise 
authorized search if such an 
announcement would provoke 
the esc^ of the suspect or 
destruction of critical evidence." 
Section 206 of the Patriot Act 
makes a provision for "roving 
wiretqjs" to be used in terrorist 
cases. 

Roving wiretaps have been 
used for years to allow officials to 
monitor an individual who 
changes phones instead of having 
to acquire a warrant for every 
phone number a suspect may use. 

The Electronic 

Communications Privacy Act of 
1986 and the Unites States v Petti 
both made dlowances for such a 
method. 

Section 215 is the Business 
Records Provision, which allows 
investigators to obtain docu- 
ments related to terrorist activi- 
ties including, in theor)', docu- 
ments firom libraries. 

Grand juries have always been 
able to subpoena records if they 
are relevant to a criminal investi- 
gation, now counter-terrorism 
officials can use it. 

Aside firom that, privacy cases 
have been deddcd on the basis of 
whether or not the accused had a 
''reasonable expectation of priva- 
cy." 

Does a computer user in a 
library have a reasonable expecta- 
tion of privacy? 

Not if checking out Ubrary 

Productions and WMLU 91.3 
have been feuding for years 
about Oktoberfest and Spring 
Weekend and- who can provide 
better entertainment. 

Could not Lancer 

Productions (which is appropri- 
ated well over $100,000 yeariy) 
and WMLU (which is appropri- 
ated somewhere between 
$50,000 and $70,000 a year) 
work together to make one kick- 
ass weekend? 

That remains to be seen. 

Perhaps one of the goals of 
this new "University" concept, 
should be for campus organiza- 
tions, both Greek and non- 



books or web surfii^ is revedcd 
to a third party. 

Courts have repeatedly denied 
fourth, amycndment protection to 
individuals who willingjiy submit 
private informiation to diird par- 
ties. 

This section would allow inves- 
tigators to obtain information 
firom flight training schools if 
there is a suspicion that terrorists 
had used such a school to train for 
terror acts. 

Although the Justice 
Department and other officials 
could subpoena records from the 
Ubrary to see who read Catcher in 
the ^ in 1993, it's not very likely 
they will, let alone, whether a 
judge would issue a warrant for 
such a request 

While there are many other 
sections of the law, the aforemen- 
tioned are ones that have received 
the most media attention, even 
though most of dieir mention was 
•in passing. 

Mainstream media oudets have 
failed to inform people of the 
details of the law. 

While violations are possible 
(as violations are possifc^ with dU 
laws) the chance of such intru- 
sions are not probable. 

As alwajrs th^validity of law 
should be judged in the context of 
justice by fair, balanced, and judi- 
cious minds. 

Hyperbole can be relegated to 
network news. 



Greek, to work together for the 
common good of bettering 
I^ongwood. 

This would not only foster a 
sense of community that the 
administration has been trying 
for years to create, but it would 
make the entire campus infra- 
structure work more efficiendy, 
which would bolster student sat- 
isfaction. 

Maybe then, we would have 
this thing called school spirit, 
which seems to be seriously lack- 
ing at our institution. 

Then we could all proudly say 
that we went to Longwood 
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Volume 83, Number 9 



Sitting on Broomsticks Since 1920 



October 30, 2003 



Take Back tke Nigkt 



Stephanie Ri^sby 

Ireak Advisor 



Somewhere in America, every 
two minutes, someone is sexually 
assaulted, according to Rape, 
Abuse, and Incest National 
Netw^ork, (wu^v. rainn. org ) . 

According to the crime statis- 
tics for 2002, Longwood 
Universit)' recorded six total sex- 
ual offenses. 

On Tuesday, October 28, 
S.A.F.E presented its annual 
"Take Back the Night," an open 
forum in which students can 
share their stories of abuse and 
assault with others. 

The forum opened with a 
slide show, including statistics 
such as one in four women and 
one in seven men will be the vic- 
tims of sexual assault in their 
lifetime and ten percent of all 
acquaintance rapes occur on 
actual dates. 

A pensive audience waited to 
hear from the many sur\wors 
who had prepared remarks. 

Dr. Richard Chassey, Director 
of the Honor /Judicial board, 
stated diat there was a commit- 
tee currendy in place to reexam- 
ine the current policies held by 
the boards. 

Chassey encouraged anyone 
with questions or comments to 
please call him at his extension, 
x2490. 

The first speakers, Lindsay 
and Kelli Tuck, bravely shared 
their stories of abuse by a man 
they knew. 

Lindsay, abused at age 16, stat- 
ed that people told her "[the 
abuse] would make her stronger" 
and "no matter how much time 
passes [the pain]... it's still 
diere." 

Lindsay urged everyone in the 
audience to believe "you're not 
alone and it's not too late to take 
back the night." 

Kelli, her sister, said that 
adults usually knew better and 
"when something happens, don't 
question it." 

Jenn Dize, who was abused by 



her father, followed the Tuck sis- 
ters. 

She stated her recovery was 
"something I decided to make 
happen." 

While growing up she had "lit- 
tic to no confidence." She also 
stated, "I knew, though, if I did 
tell, there would be hell to pay." 

Holly Weiss related her heart- 
breaking story of forcible assault 
by a young man that she had 
been seeing. 

She walked to the podium, 
looked out at the audience and 
said, "1 want people to know 
what happened to me, so they 
won't be as naive as I was." 

She recounted her story of 
meeting this young man, getting 
close to him, and how he assault- 
ed her. 

She later told the audience 
that after many days of soul 
searching, she came upon the 
RAINN web page, realized what 
had happened to her and said, "I 
wanted to know how he could 
sleep at night, because 1 could- 



n't." 



Though she pressed charges, 
they were later withdrawn. 

Jenn Knob, one of the last 
speakers of the evening, spoke 
of love gone terribly wrong. 

She told her storv, which 
began with verbal abuse, saying, 
"It's not a big deal because he 
loves me." 

Verbal abuse led to physical 
abuse. 

On her Senior Skip Day, the 
young man brutally took her vir- 
ginity, but Jenn justified this by 
thinking, "It's OK, he's allowed 
to do this, he's my boyfriend." 

She told the audience that this 
was her third year of "Take Back 
the Night," and told the audi- 
ence "I encourage you to take 
back the night." 

Earlier that afternoon, Dr. 
Tim Pierson and Chief Charles 
Ix)we were interviewed for their 
input on the evening's upcoming 
event. 

See NIGHT p. 7 




T>r. Don Merkle and Peyton Wall work to remove a sticker from the snake found 
in Peyton^ s playroom recently. 

Catck tke Spirit: Dr. Merkle tke Snake Expert 



Jennifer Wall 

Office of Public Relations 

When Peyton Wall, age 8, ran 
up the stairs for bed she saw 
what she thought was her litde 
brother's rubber snake. 

Having not seen this "toy" 
before, she picked it up. 

A split second later, Peyton 
was shrilbng to the top of her 
lungs, "Mommy, I picked up a 
real snake and it hissed at me!" 

There on the upstairs play- 
room floor was a real 14-inch 
snake. 

It could not slither; however, 
its middle and tail tip were 
stuck to a sticker that Peyton's 
brother, Guy, had left on the 
floor sticky side up. 

"Do I have more snakes in 
my home? Where did the 
snake come from? Is the snake 
a copperhead?" These were the 
questions that "Mommy" need- 
ed to have answered. 

Who do you call? 

Do we have a snake buster? 



Longwood University's Dr. 
Don Merkle came to mind. 

After getting up close and 
personal with our uninvited 
guest. Dr. Merkle assured 
Peyton Wall that the snake was 
harmless, a rat snake. 

In the snake's attempt to 
catch a bird it^ had probably 
fallen off a tree limb on to the 
roof of her home. 

Since the home is warmer 
than the outdoors, it found an 
opening and decided to look 
around for some mice, and 
voila, it got caught by a sticker. 

Dr. Merkle has been a mem- 
ber of the Department of 
Natural Sciences since 1975. 

His research interests include 
the population genetics of nat- 
ural populations, especially 
amphibians and reptiles. 

Studies conducted at 
longwood include the popula- 
tion genetics of Virginia popu- 
lations of the Cottonmouth 
Water Moccasin Agkistrodon 
piscivorus. 



He is currently working on 
hybridizing diploid spider and 
unusual form daylilies, and 
chemically converting them to 
tetraploids. 

Dr. Don Merkle took his first 
herpetology course at the 
Dayton Museum of Natural 
History when he was 10 years 
old and helped teach that 
course in following years. 

He entered the Universit)' of 
Dayton where he completed a 
B.S. in biology and then a M.S. 
in biology. 

While at U.D. he was in 
charge of the Comparative 
Anatomy l^ab and worked with 
the U.S. Air Force at Wright 
Patterson Air Force Base doing 
research on primate anatomy. 

His efforts helped lead to the 
redesign of the seats used in jet 
fighters and reduced the num- 
ber of spinal cord injuries 
occurring in fighter pilots as 
they ejected - 

See SNAKE p. 5 



PAGE 2 



Editorial 



October 30, 2003 



Words From tke Editor 



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Our generation has come up 
with some interesting ways to 
describe ourselves, my 
favorite being the AIM pro- 
files. 

A few quotes on one's pro- 
file can identify the type of 
personality, likes and dislikes, 
organizations, etc. that are 
behind the screen name. 

Original poems, quotes, 
from great thinkers may lead 
others to believe that this 
person is an intellect, while 



quotes like "eat my shorts" 
may cause people to think 
the opposite. 

Let's not forget the color 
scheme of the profile. Who 
wants to be boring with 
black and white when there's 
a wide selection of colors to 
choose from? 

Many people can match 
their color scheme with their 
favorite sports team, Greek 
affiliation, or show some 
school spirit with 

Longwood's colors. 

What amazes me is the 
number of people who put 
their address on their profile. 

The only people you want 
to visit are those who should 
know where you live. 

Some sketch-ball could 
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screen name and find all the 
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Somehow, people stumble 
for words when asked to 
describe the kind of person 
they are, yet can sum up their 
personality^ in less than 2000 
characters on their profile. 

Not to sound like an adult, 
but it really is a sign of the 
times when our identities 
have gone digital. 



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Pat Sullivan 

Staff Vampire 

Most people would agree that 
the quarterback is undoubtedly 
the leader of a team's offense. 

While that may be true, this 
year it's all about the running 
backs. 

■Three running backs, Jamal 
Lewis, Priest Holmes and 
Stephen Da\ds, are all principle 
factors in their teams leading 
their respective divisions. 

Baltimore's Jamal Lewis has 
rushed for triple digit yardage 
every game since week two 
when he set the single game 
record with 295. 

The former Tennessee Vol is 
'llso on pace to shatter Eric 
Dickerson's single-season rush- 
ing record, but only if he con- 
tinues his explosiveness which 
he definitely had during the 
Ravens win against Denver. 

An old teamnriate of Lewis's is 
also doing pretty well for himself 
in Kansas City. Priest Holmes is 
a crucial piece behind the 
Chiefs's undefeated season, 
which is now up to 8-0 after a 
win against the Bills. 

Holmes is also a receiving 
threat, catching for 330 yards 
giving him the highest yards 
from scrimmage this year. The 
former Redskin, Stephen Davis, 



is enjoying his time in Carolina 
where he has rushed for over 100 
yards in all but two games, both 
of which he played while suffer^ 
ing from bruised forearm which 
seemed better as he lead the 
Panthers in a win against New 
Orleans. 

What's most impressive about 
Lewis and Davis is their team's 
lack of a passing game, which 
means even though opponents 
only need to focus on the run, 
the still can't stop them! So while 
the quarterback may be the 
leader of the offense, the run- 
ning backs are the backbone of a 
team. 

As for the other games around 
the NFL, the Cowboys and the 
Bucs looked more like them- 
selves last year as the Bucs 
defense was able to blank the 
overachieving Dallas 16-0, can't 
win all Parcells. 

Speaking of being back, Eddie 
George had 2 TDs in the Titans' 
win over the Jaguars and is look- 
ing like his old self. On his ftrst 
day back. Chap Pennington and 
the Jets were faced with a loss 
against the Eagles. 

The Fighting Irish aren't the 
only people chanting "Rudy, 
Rudy" as Rudi Johnson filled in 
for Corey Dillon and lifted the 
Bengals to a victory against the 
Seahawks. Down in Texas, after 



surviving a record number of 
sacks last year, the Texans' David 
Carr may miss his first game after 
getting hurt in a loss to the Colts. 

In two kickers duels. New 
England beat Cleveland and the 
49ers' kicker Owen Pochman not 
only lost a game against the 
Cardinals, but also his job! 

The Vikings tasted their first 
defeat this week against the 
Giants but they still have a stran- 
gle hold on their division. 

In what was supposed to be a 
battle of two greats, St. Louis 
routed struggling Pittsburgh, but 
it was still a battie of losers in 
Chicago as Da Bears proved to 
just slightly less horrible than the 
Lions. 

Player of the Week: Brian 
Griese. Ok, so a lot of people 
played better, but you know Bob 
Griese had to have had a tear in 
his eye as Brian and his old 
Dolphins whipped the Chargers 
on Monday Night. 

TeU Me When: ... will the 
Chiefs lose! They are Safe this 
week with a bye and only have 
two more opponents with win- 
ning records and they've already 
beat one of them. I've already 
mentioned Bob Griese once, but 
could the Chiefs do their best 
impression of him and the 1972 
Dolphins and have a ::gasp:: 
Perfect Season?! 



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Press Re/ease 



Peter J. Bernard, chief executive 
officer of Bon Secours 
Richmond Health System, will 
speak Wednesday, November 5, 
at 7 p.m. in Longwood 
University's Hiner Auditorium on 
"Healthcare Today - The Realities 
of an Industry in Flux." 

Bernard will be the third 
speaker in this year's Executive- 
in-Residence series by the College 
of Business & Economics, which 
is presented as a public service 
and made possible through the 
financial support of SunTrust 
and Philip Morris Companies. 

Bernard has spent more than 
25 years in healthcare administra- 
tion in Michigan, Texas, Iowa, 
Kentucky, and South Dakota. 

Before joining Bon Secours 
Richmond Health System in 2000 
he was president and CEO of 
Caritas Health Services ' and 
Saints Mary & Elizabeth 
Hospital, both in Louisville, 
Kentucky. 

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System is a not-for-profit, 
Cathohc-sponsored healthcare 
system with $490 million in net 
operating revenue, 4,900 employ- 
ees and 1,400 physicians. 

It is the parent corporation of 
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital, 
Bon Secours Memorial Regional 
Medical Center, Bon Secours 
Richmond Community Hospital, 
and other related facilities. 

Bernard has led the effort to 
build a $75 million, 130-bed 
replacement hospital in 
Chesterfield County to open in 
2004. 

"The business of healthcare is 
unique because the exchange is 
between many stakeholders: 
patient, hospital, doctor and 
insurance company as well as 
government regulations," he said. 

"The healthcare emnronment 
is constandy changing; therefore 
it is a necessity to learn and grow 
professionaUy. As a CEO for ten 
plus years, I still learn something 
new every day." 

See CEO p. 7 



NIGHT Cont'd p. 1 

When questioned about 
sexual assaults on campus, 
Picrson stated, "Most of the 
cases we hear about are 
acquaintance rapes." 

When a case of assault is 
reported, Pierson noted that 
every case is different and 
stated "we can't take some- 
one's situation and tell them 
what to do." 

In a case of sexual assault, 
Pierson urges the victim to 
tell someone they trust. 

Chief Lowe stated "it is 
not uncommon to receive a 
report of a sexual assault 
after the fact," when ques- 
tioned about the October 28 
Student Notice where the 
victim reported her attempt- 
ed assault nine days after the 
occurrence. 

He commented, "Students 
do not like to report on 
other students." 

Lowe also asked that stu- 
dents be notified of the 
anonymous e-mail engine 
with which students may 
report crimes. 



The link to report a crime 
anonymously is www.long- 

wpod.cdu/police- 

The link for anonymous 
reporting is on the home 
p^e for this site. 

Names and e-mail 
addresses arc optional. 

On Wednesday, October 
29, Dee Herger, the student 
president of S.A.F.E., stated 
she was "impressed with 
everyone who came out and 
spoke" and "the stories 
made a huge impact on 
those who came." 

She also stated that vic- 
tims are "heavily influenced" 
in discontinuing the pursuit 
of charges against their 
jjttacker. 

She stated that "when 
someone is brought up on 
charges, that person will be 
let go or the victim will back 
out." 

Pierson stated in a conver- 
sation held later that same 
evening that these situations 
are "very much on an indi- 
vidual basis... every student 
makes their own decisions." 

Chief Lowe commented 



that Merger's statement is a 
"broad generalization," and 
that he was not sure how to 
comment. 

Though it may be safe to 
say that no assault case is 
alike, what can be said is tha^ 
every victim can become a 
survivor. 

Survivors have the oppor- 
tunity to make their stories 
known, be heard and find 
some peace. 

If you have been sexually 
assaulted or emotionally, 
physically and/or verbally 
abused, please contact an 
R.A., an R.E.C., campus 
police, or the Wellness 
Center. 

You are not alone. 

There is help to be had. 

Though, according to 
Herger, "sharing is a matter 
of time," don't become over- 
whelmed by your emotions. 
. Don't let your fear hold 
you back. 

Tell someone what hap- 
pened to you. 

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away your future by control- 
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Viirginia21 Turns to tke Internet 



Press KeJease 



Vii^nia21 began an era of grass- 
roots activism with the launch of 
the VA21 Online Action Center 
website. 

Virginia21.org is an online 
advocacy center that lets 18-24 
year-olds have a voice in the 
political process, giving them a 
"digital seat at the table." 

Virginia21 is the first genera- 
tional advocacy organization for 
18-24 year olds in Virginia, and 
the launch of the Action Center 
marks one of the first online 
issue advocacy campaigns for 
young adults in the country. 

Campus Action Teams across 
the commonwealth are busy put- 
ting up posters, emailing stu- 
dents, and handing out fliers as 
part of "e-Storm the 
Statehouse." 

Team members are encourag- 
ing students to use 
www.Virg;inia21.org and its "Tell- 
A-Friend" peer-to-peer grass- 
roots tools to spread the word 
about their new voice in 
Richmond. 

The new website encourages 
users to take action with Action 
Alerts easy-to-use programs that 
let them send letters to their leg- 
islators and the editors of local 
newspapers. 

Users can also view informa- 



tion about candidates' stands on 
issues important to their genera- 
tion, such as higher education 
and financial aid funding. 

The site launch also marks the 
kick-off of the "Fund Virginia's 
Future" Campaign, an effort to 
save higher education by fully 
funding the state's base adequa- 
cy requirements. The campaign 
includes an online petition to 
"Fund Virginia's Future." 

"Where AARP has postcards, 
we have action alerts. When they 
talk about social security, we talk 
about education. While they talk 
about the commitments made to 
our past, we talk about the 
potential of our future. We are 
the voice of Virginia's tomor- 
row," said Jesse Ferguson, 
Executive Director of 
Virginia21 , 

Virginia21 is an action-tank 
that engages young people in the 
political process with an active 
purpose and agenda. 

Virginia-21 promotes political 
engagement among young 
adults on issues related to educa- 
tion, economic opportunity and 
quality of life. 

To engage Virginia's youth in 
politics we tie their action to a 
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For more information, visit 
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Melanie Marks Runs for Board of Superivsors 



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Melanie Marks, Associate 
Professor of Economics and 
Director of Economic 
Education for Longwood 
University, is rJhning for the 
Board of Supervisors, on 
November 4th. 

This is a write in Campaign 
that gives voter's opportunity to 
write-in the full name of the 
opposing candidate Melanie 
Marks on the ballot. 

Since 1993 Longwood has 
benefited from the expertise of 
Marks background, which entails 
an MBA and Doctorate from 
Texas A & M University 

The Campus is directiy affect- 
ed by this election, because the 
Board of Supervisors governs 
the county altogether controlling 
the budget, land use, and zoning 
changes along with the local 
school system. 

Longwood Student Farmville 
Expenditures reach $12.61 mil- 
lion each year; which was proven 
in a recent study done by the 
University to achieve the eco- 
nomic impact Longwood has on 
the community. 

Considering the contribution 
students have on the economic 
welfare of FarmviUe one would 
assume that the current repre- 
sentative on the board of 
Supervisors Mr. Howard 
Simpson would have more inter- 
est in communicating with stu- 
dents, but that does not seem to 
be the case. 

In the open forum held 
Tuesday evening by Longwood 
University, the current candidate 
did not attend at all, after receiv- 



ing a written invitation as well as 
a verbal invite. 

Since this position on the 
Board of Supervisors has such a 
big role in the economic devel- 
opment of our county, who 
would be better at the job than 
an economist with many years of 
teaching and research of eco- 
nomic systems, such as Marks? 

Marks said, "In a recent issue 
of the Farmville Herald, the 
commissioner of revenue for 
Farmville wrote an inaccurate 
statement that may have scared 
students away from being part of 
the county's diplomatic process." 
His statement suggested that by 
registering to vote in Farmville it 
will put your financial aid and 
scholarships in jeopardy 

On the contrary Longwood's 
financial director has enforced 
that this is not the case and no 
such financial assistance is at risk. 

Students are strongly encour- 
aged to vote if pre registered in 
Farmville's district. 

Marks "questions why a public 
official would discourage stu- 
dents from voting," making stu- 
dents feel separate from the 
town and questioning their right 
to participate in the election. 

Marks wishes to bridge the 
gap between the community and 
campus, and states that students 
have expressed their concerns, 
that the l9cal government is not 
responsive to their needs. 

Who could better represent 
and hear the needs and concerns 
of students then someone who 
interacts with them on a day to 
day basis. " [Marks] has made it 
clear to students that [she] 
understands the need for regula- 



tions that help keep students and 
citizens live together in harmo- 

ny." 

Some of her other political 
positions are concerns dealing 
with the long-term economic 
development plan and ensuring 
that the local schools stay strong 
by providing insight to the deci- 
sion making that includes input 
and interests of the community. 

A lot of these politicians con- 
sider themselves unbeatable; in 
fact no one has opposed Mr. 
Howard Simpson in the past two 
elections. 

Because these elections take 
place every four years, Simpson 
has not been apposed for the past 
eight years of his term. 

Politics can be a vicious world 
that is often leaves voters with no 
alternative, and can be based on 
connections within the system 
instead of the view of its citizens. 
Melanie Marks "wishes to offer 
voters a choice in this election." 

In our district, Marks " expects 
that approximately 600 votes wiU 
be cast, given this small number 
of voters, every vote counts 
especially since it is expected to 
be a tight race". 

The new polling location for 
District 101 is in the new 
Farmville Area Bus building 
located next to the new Rescue 
Squad building on Dosweli 
Street. 

Polls will be open from 6am to 
7 pm on November 4th. From 
Main Street, you can get to the 
voting site by taking Second 
Street past DMV and up the hill. 

Dosweli is on the left. 

The bus station will be on the 
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Napster Returns Witk Paij^to^Plaij 



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When the innovative software 
application known as Napster 
first ignited the music-file trad- 
ing frenzy in 1999, consumers 
celebrated the birth of "free" 
music for all. Napster was put to 
death three years later by the 
Recording Industry Association 
of America in its famed copy- 
right infringement lawsuit, but a 
new class of person-to-person 
file-sharing services sprung up 
that include KaZaA, Aimster, 
Morpheus, the Gnutella 
Network and BearShare. 

At the peak of its power, 
Napster boasted over 80 million 
users, and when legal troubles 
forced Napster CEO Shawn 
Fanning to resign in 2002, it was 
clear that the millions of users 
were not just going to go away as 
the RIAA had hoped. A 
September 2003 survey of over 
40,000 computer users conduct- 
ed by the consumer tracking 
firm the NPD Group reported 
that nearly two-thirds — 64 per- 
cent - of all U.S. households 
with Internet access had at least 
one digital music file on their 
hard drives, and more than half 
of that group had 100 such files. 

Now, just one year after the 
original Napster was officially 
retired, a new pay-to-play ver- 
sion of the software, deemed 
Napster 2.0, was scheduled for 
release Wednesday. 

Fanning participated in the 
trial runs with Napster 2.0's par- 
ent company Roxio. 

"I've used Napster 2.0 and it's 
really great," Fanning said on the 
Napster Web site. "It's fast, easy 
to use, and the sound quality sur- 
passes that of the original." 

Doug Morris, Chairman and 
CEO of Universal Music Group, 
is also excited by the revamped, 
"legal" version of the popular 
software. 

"The launch of Napster adds 
yet another option to the grow- 
ing number of legitimate oudets 
for consumers to buy music 
online," Morris said. "We are 
committed to offering fans many 
ways to experience the music of 
their favorite artists." 

Napster 2.0 will offer con- 
sumers the choice of purchasing 
either a la carte music from its 



extensive catalog of over 
500,000 tracks at 99 cents a song 
and $9.95 per album, or users 
can register for its premium 
service for unlimited download- 
ing and personal radio stations, 
priced at $9.95 a month. Users 
can also listen to 30-second clips 
of all songs in the music catalog 
and burn CDs more easily using 
the service's "drag-and-drop" 
technology. 

"I don't really get why they're 
calling it 'Napster,'" said 
University of Wisconsin fresh- 
man Emma Newart. "It doesn't 
even sound like the old Napster 
at all. I mean, why bother? I will 
probably just keep downloading 
for free off KaZaA instead." 

UW sophomore Ben 
Sherman disagrees about the 

SNAKE cont'd p. 1. 

j&rom their planes during the 
Vietnam War. 

Dr. Merkle was awarded the 
Ph.D. in Zoology from Miami 
University. While at Miajaii he 
was awarded the fiirst Teaching 
Fellowship in the Zoology 
Department and received the 
Outstanding Graduate Student 
Award from Sigma Xi. 

Dr. Merkle has received 
research grants from the 
National Science Foundation 
and Sigma Xi, the Scientific 
Research Society of North 
America. He was the second 
recipient of the newly created 
Maude Glenn Raiford Award 
for Outstanding Teaching pre- 
sented by the Longwood 
Faculty (1991) and received the 
Student Facxilty Award for 

CEO cont'd p. 5 

"Working in a faith-based 
healthcare administration is 
rewarding because one has the 
opportunity to practice stew- 
ardship on a daily basis, mak- 
ing decisions that directly 
impact patient care," he added. 
"Cathohc healthcare weaves 
mission and values into daily 
operations and strategic deci- 
sions. If one alternative is best 
for the patients, it is the best 
alternative." 

The other speakers in the 
2003-2004 Executive-in- 



spirit of the reincarnated pro- 
gram. 

"I think I would use the new 
Napster service, but only in addi- 
tion to Morpheus," Sherman 
said. "It would be cool for get- 
ting songs that you can't find the 
real versions of on the free serv- 
ices." 

In addition to Napster 2,0, 
other pay-to-play services popu- 
lar with music customers include 
Rhapsody, MusicMatch, iTunes 
and buymusic.com. Non-paying 
services such as Morpheus and 
KaZaA still dominate the online 
music scene, but with the num- 
ber of RIAA lawsuits growing 
every day, pay-to-play services 
may soon be music lovers' most 
viable option for music down- 
loads. 

Outstanding Service to Students 
presented by Longwood 
Students in 1997. In addition to 
teaching his classes, he is the 
director of the Pre-Professional 
Medical Programs, the adviser 
for Beta Beta Beta, and is m 
charge of the College 
Greenhouse and the Natural 
Science Department Web Pages. 
The Longwood Center for 
the Visual Arts currently has on 
exhibit works from Dr. Merkle's 
private collection of bird illus- 
trations. Birds of Prey: Five 
Centuries of Illustration traces 
the development of ornitholog- 
ical illustration during the gold^ 
en age of natural history illustra- 
tion (late 1500s up to 1900) to 
the 20th century. This collec- 
tion of art will be on exhibit 
through November 8 at the 
LCVA. 

Residence series are G. Gilmer 
Minor III, chairman and CEO 
of Owens & Minor Inc., 
January 19; Charles T. Hill, 
chairman, president and CEO 
of SunTrust Bank, Mid- 
Adantic, February 2; Jean Clary 
Bagley, president and CEO, 
Cenmry 21 Clary & Associates 
Inc., March 24; and Willie E. 
Lanier, senior vice president, 
Wachovia Securities, April 1 . 

All programs are at 7 p.m. in 
Hiner Auditorium, except 
April 1, which is the senior 
banquet and is not open to the 
public. 



Preliminary Hearings Begin lor Scott Peterson 



Liz Richards 

Ghoul-iti-Chief 

A preliminary hearing has 
begun in California to deter- 
mine if Scott Peterson will be 
tried for the murder of his wife 
Laci, and their unborn son, who 
they were to name Conner. 

According to cnn.com, 
Peterson, who has been in jail 
since his April 18 arrest, has 
pled innocent to the charges. If 
convicted, he could face the 
death penalty for both crimes. 

Last Christmas Eve, after 
returning from a fishing trip, 
Peterson reported his 27-year- 
old wife was missing. 

Four months later, the 
decomposed remains of a 
woman and her fetus were 
found by dog walkers miles 
away from where Peterson said 
he had been fishing. 

The prosecution's argument 
is that Peterson killed his wife at 
home and dumped her body 



from his boat into the San 
Francisco Bay. 

Evidence that is expected to 
be presented is a DNA analysis 
of Laci Peterson's hair found on 
pliers in Scott Peterson's boat, 
bloodhounds used to pick up 
the scent of Laci Peterson in the 
boat or at a storage warehouse 
her husband rented, and wire- 
taps and global positioning sys- 
tems used to monitor and track 
Scott Peterson, The Associated 
Press reported. 

Both the defense and prose- 
cution have been ordered to 
provide a list of any wimesses 
that will testify and none of 
whom will be allowed into the 
courtroom before their testimo- 
ny during the preliminary hear- 
ings. 

After being postponed three 
times, the judge ruled to have 
the trial postponed again until 
Wednesday due to a scheduling 
conflict with one of the defense 
lawyers. 



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Mulligan's 
9 p.m. 



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Lankford ABC Rooms 
3:45 p.m. 



Just for Seniors 

Career Center 
7' 8 p.m. 

Talent Search 

By Sigma Alpha Iota 

Wygal Recital Hall 

8 p.m. 

W.I.L.L. Meeting 

TBA 
9:15 p.m. 



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Library 147A 
3 p.m. 

Just for Juniors 
and Sophomores 

Career Center 
7' 8 p.m. 

Martial Arts Club 

Tabb Wrestling Room 
7:30' 9:30 p.m. 

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8 p.m. 

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Lancer 208 
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Vagina Monologues/V 

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Just for Seniors 

Career Center 
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Baptist Student Union 

Behind Stubbs 
5:15 p.m. 

Just for Juniors 
and Sophomores 

Career Center 
7' 8 p.m. ' 



Basic Gospel Choir 

Wygal 106 
7 p.m. 



Unity Alliance 

Grainger G16 
8 p.m. 



InterVarsity Christian 
Fellowship 

Hull Auditorium 
8:30 p.m. 



October 30, 2003 



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7bere were times at ^ngwood when... 

Tuition was based on the courses a student took for the five-month term 

$20 for a term of piano 

$15 for a term of senior English 

$12.50 for a term of freshman English 

$3 for a term of each foreign language 

Board was $10 a month 

*A student's typical day began with morning prayers, breakfast, 

and an obligatory chapel service. 

*Six hours of classes followed. No record of a lunch break any- 
where in those six hours has been found. 

*After classes, students could walk around the grounds or study 
until what was called 'tea time', probably supper. 

*At night there was a mandatory study hall overseen by a profes- 
sor. 

♦Family prayers followed, then about a half hour of free time 
until lights out. 

♦Parents were asked to supply their daughters "with a very simple 
state of dress" and "not to give them any considerable amount of 
pocket money" 

Thanks to Dr. Jordan of the Anthropology Department for the information 
(Written by Emily Miller) 



Tke Avrett Brotkers to Perform 



Press Release 



Last February, down in the darkly 
lit confines of the "old" Lancer 
Cafe, a group of students were 
treated to something they wouldn't 
forget. 

They were fortunate enough to 
experience the musical majesty that 
is The Avett Brothers. 

This trio lured in unsuspecting 
Cafe patrons with their original 
heart-felt sound that made that 
night a night to remember. 

For these reasons and more, 
Lancer Productions is bringing 
back The Avett Brothers back for 
an encore performance Saturday, 
November 1st at 8:00 pm in the 
Lancer Cafe. 

The Avett Brothers, featuring 
Bob Crawford and brothers Scott 



and Seth Avett, are originally from 
North Carolina, and travel across 
the country winning fans with 
every performance. 

When people ask Scott and Seth 
Avett how long they've been play- 
ing music they'll usually say, "forev- 
er." 

The trio's sound is a mixture of 
old-time country, bluegrass, pop 
melodies, folk, rock n' roll, honky- 
tonk and ragtime. 

The overall sound is without the 
need of a label, because franklv 
none would do the music the jus- 
tice. 

It's the intensity at which the 
Avetts pour their angst, heartache 
and love into each show that has 
captivated crowds across the coun- 
try 

And it's those audience reac- 



Letters From Lonclon 



Paula Nusbaum 

Staff Vampire 

Another busy week. I can't 
believe I only have seven more 
weeks here. It's going to be hard to 
leave here in December. 

On Saturday I went on a trip 
with my CEA group to Oxford 
and Stratford-upon-Avon. Both 
are beautiful cities, and it was nice 
to get away from the city atmos- 
phere. 

We arrived in Oxford around 
10:30 a.m. and Danielle, our 
director, gave us a tour of the 
university. 

Oxford has such an old, tradi- 
tional atmosphere, probably simi- 
lar to something like Harvard or 
Yale. 

It would be an experience to 
actually study there, but Danielle 
told us that the studies can be very 
intense. Although, the semesters 
are only for eight weeks, there are 
usually about two to three papers 
due each week. I defmitely prefer 
Longwood's system. 

Also, for each class the students 
have to dress up in their black 
robes, almost like graduation 
gowns. And when their professors 
walk into the room they all have to 
rise, as if in a courtroom. 

After Oxford, we went on to 
Stratford-upon-Avon which is 
renowned for its association with 



William Shakespeare. 

First, we went on a tour of Anne 
Hathaway's cottage. She was the 
wife of Shakespeare. The cottage 
was a compact litde house, with just 
enough rooms for three bedrooms, 
a kitchen, and a small living room 
area. 




After the tour, we headed into 
central Stratford-upon-Avon and 
just walked around the city. A small 
group of us went to see where 
Shakespeare and some of his fami- 
ly are buried, which was located in 
Holy Trinity Church. 

That night, CEA got us tickets 
to see the Royal Shakespeare 
Company's production of The 
Taming of the Shrew. The comedy 
was perfect for a visit to 
Shakespeare's city, and was well 
acted by the company. The theatre 
was packed, but we had a good 
view from the balcony. 

On Sunday, I met up with a girl 
from class, who lives in the 



Camden area. She took me around 
her hometown, which is host to one 
of the most popular markets in the 
city. 

Markets are very popular, 

because they are the place to go for 

cheap buys of semi-quality goods. 

It also has a strange mix of people, 

with wild hair and funky clothes. 

There was even one punk rock 

type store, in which one of the 

employees was required to dance 

to this weird techno music on top 

of one of the checkout counters. 

It was really strange. 

I liked Camden. In many ways 
it's more authentic than Oxford 
Street, which houses the big shop- 
ping brands and is always packed 
with shoppers. 

Camden has more of a personal- 
ity, and seems to cater to aU sorts of 
buyers. Some of my paper and proj- 
ect deadlines are starting to come 
up, so I need to start focusing on 
schoolwork. 

It's very hard for me to get moti- 
vated for classes when there are so 
many distractions in the city, but 
London universities are traditionally 
harder to pass than American uni- 
versities, so I need to stay focused. 
All in all it was a very good week. 
I will be going to Belgium this 
upcoming weekend, as a part of a 
CEA-sponsored trip, so I have a lot 
of work I need to get done before 
this weekend. 



tions that propel The Avett 
Brothers to continue. 

Scott Avett explained, "When 
people hear what we're sayii^ in 
our songs and listening to things, 
for the right reasons - when they 
get quiet when we're playing - it's a 
blessing. 

To know that somebody has a 
problem in their life that we can 
temporarily soothe... that's what 
it's all about." 

You will be able to participate in 
this one of a kind musical experi- 
ence in Lancer Cafe as Lancer 
Productions brings the Avetts back 
for yet another jaw-dropping per- 
formance. 

For more information on The 
Avett Brothers show visit Lancer 
Productions website at wwvy.long- 
wood.edu/lp or call 395-2110. 



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2004 in a four bedroom townhouse In 

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Contact information: Paula Speight 

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Halloween 



October 30, 2003 




A Blast from tW Past: frea^ M/?e^ 




By: Jo Leili 

This article originally appeared 
in the 10/29/1975 issue of The 
Rotunda. 

Do you believe in ghosts, 
spooks, witches, haunted houses, 
and other similarly related eerie 
phenomenon? 

Have you developed, while at 
Lxingwood, an interest in such 
ghoulish activities due to the flur- 
ry of wild rumors which circulate 
on campus about "spirited" dorm 
visitors or the "friendly fiends" 
which visit rooms at the midnight 
hour? 

Well, if so, then die Student 
Union has devised an upcoming 
program sure to stimulate the 
imagination of the firmest believ- 
er and the most sincere skeptic 



alike! Called "Freak Week" as co- 
chaired by S-UN member, Becky 
Tuck and Erin Lee, a number of 
activities will range from Monday, 
November 10, to Thursday, 
November 13, varying in form 
but all designed to entertain and 
inform the audience or partici- 
pant. 

The official launching of 
"Freak Week," beginning Monday 
night at 9:00 p.m., will consist of 
three horror movies to be shown 
in the Commons room between 
Curry and Frazier. 

The movies, as chosen by the 
Student Union Films Committee 
Chairperson, Ann Ranson, are 
Dial M for Murder, Twisted Nerve, 
and The Boy Cried Werewolf, with an 
admission price of 50 cents, and 
free popcorn with coke sold, the 



atmosphere will be casual, so 
bring a blanket for the floor, a pil- 
low for your head, and be pre- 
pared for a few screams and a lot 
of laughs! 

Tuesday night, "Freak Week" 
takes on a partying aspect, with a 
costume hall to be held in the 
ABC rooms in the Lankford 
Building. 

Starting around 7 p.m. until 
about 10:00, with beer, coke, and 
"real" pizza to be sold, admission 
will be free for all when attired 
completely in costume. 

An invitation to join will be 
extended to Hampden-Sydney, 
which of course, will be necessary 
in order to get enough suitable 
contestants to run in the Mr. and 
Ms. Freak Beauty Pageant, one of 
the highlights of the evening. 



Records will be playing 
through die night for those who 
feel inclined to dance, and rumor 
has it, that none other than 
Bowman Body (The Bad?) will 
make a guest appearance that 
evening to act as "Freak M.C." 
(among other things!). He will 
attempt to top off last year's 
famous Longwood campus visit. 

On November 12, Wednesday 
night, the atmosphere turns to 
one of the utmost seriousness 
and intrigue with the entrance of 
the Warrens (Ed and Louise): 
Seekers of the Supernatural! 
Wednesday night's topic will be 
"Haunted Houses and Ghosts." 

This phase of the program, 
continued on Thursday after- 
noon, November 13, will include 
visits by Ed and Louise to various 



classrooms to answer any addi- 
tional questions or discuss any 
subjects as desired by the stu- 
dents. 

Thursday night, at 8 p.m., once 
again in Wygal Auditorium, the 
Warrens will close "Freak Week," 
speaking on "Witchcraft and 
Demonology in the United 
States," as further aided by typed 
interviews, sworn affidavits, pic- 
tures and slides from both partici- 
pants and observers of 
Witchcraft. 

Novel in concept and execu- 
tion, the Longwood' Student 
Union with "Freak week," when it 
invades the campus from 
November the 10 through the 13, 
hopes to impress and intrigue, 
starde and shock, amuse and 
entertain the students. 



Voe History of Halloween 



StaceyKluttz 

Staff Vampire 

Every year on the last night in 
October, children and adults cele- 
brate Halloween with costumes, 
"rick-or-trearing, parries, and pump- 
kin carving. 

But how much do you really 
snow about the origins of this 
Done-chilling holiday? 

It aU began 2,000 years ago^when 
he Celts celebrated their new year 
in November 1st. 

The Celts believed that on the 
night before the new year, the 
vorids of the living and the dead 
merged. 

Samhain was a festival to cele- 
brate the ghosts of the dead return- 
ing to earth. 

Then in die 800's, Chrisrianity 
'ipread through the Celtic lands, 
designating October 31st as All- 
hallows Eve, which eventually 
became known as Halloween; 
November 1st as All Saint's Day, 
and November 2nd as All Soul's 
Day 

The three combined became 
known as Hallowmas. 

Many of us celebrate our holiday 
tradition by dressing in our scariest 
or most clever costume. 

That tradition dates back to both 
European and Celtic roots hun- 



dreds of years ago. 

On Halloween, people would 
wear masks after dark so they 
would be mistaken as fellow spirits. 

To keep the spirits away, people 
would also place bowls of food 
outside their homes to soothe the 
ghosts and prevent them from 



entering. 

Today, the tradition of trick-or- 
treating has evolved into Americans 
spending $6.9 billion annually on 
Halloween. 

This exciting holiday has become 
the second largest commercial holi- 
day in the country. 



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Book Review: In the Company oi Heroes 



Huston Daniels 

The Mummy 

In his book. In the Compaq of 
Heroes, prisoner of war Michael J. 
Durant offers a personal account 
of his time in captivity in Somalia. 

Beginning with the helicopter 
crash that is detailed in both the 
book and movie, B/ack Hawk 
Down, Durant opens a window 
into the lives of Special 
Operations Forces that had not 
been revealed prior to the pub- 
lishing of this book in 2003. 

Not only does Durant graphi- 
cally illustrate the fourteen days 
he spent in captivity, he also 
offers a history of his time spent 
in the Army and how he became 
a member of Special Forces. 



The book is compiled of chap- 
ters describing the days and 
nights spent as a prisoner of war 
and describing former places of 
deployment and the training that 
led up to this mission in 
Mogadishu, Somalia. 

After ten years of emotional 
and physical recovery Durant 
reflects upon his experience in 
Somalia and the lost lives of 
some of his feUow comrades. 

For those unfamiliar with 
United Nations Operation 
Somalia or for those interested in 
learning more about Michael 
Durant's time in captivity in 
Somalia, this book offers educa- 
tional insight as to the important 
jobs of Special Operations Forces 
of the United States Army. 



KJezmer Band Rocks Longwood 



Michele Thompson 

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As part of the Jewish Student 
Organization's QSO) ongoing 
effort to increase awareness of 
Jewish culture the KJezmer band 
Simchah played last Sunday night 
in Lankford Ballroom. 

The music was lively and 
inspired many listeners to get up 
and dai)ce. 

Katrina Stevens, President of 
the JSO, taught audience mem- 
bers the hora, which is a circular 
dance of celebration. 

It is done most often at wed- 
dings and bar/baht mitzvahs. 

Simchah is led by Dr. Daniel 
Engel, an Associate Professor of 
Microbiology at the University of 
Virginia, and includes his fellow 
faculty members as well as stu- 
dents. 

The name Simchah means joy 
in Hebrew. 

The word Klezmer is a combi- 



nation of two Hebrew words 
"kle" which is a vessel and 
"zemer" which means song. 

The idea is that the instru- 
ments take on human qualities, 
like crying or laughter, becoming 
a vessel of song and emotion. 

Klezmer music comes from 
the Eastern European Yiddish 
culture and was brought to the 
United States by Jewish immi- 
grants. 

It contains Gypsy, Greek, and 
Romanian elements as well. 

Most of these musicians did 
not know how to read music, but 
were often regarded as very gifted 
in their art. 

They were also seen as odd 



drifters, usually traveling in groups 
of from three to six people and 
playing at weddings, synagogues, 
festivals, and even for Polish 
nobles. 

Klezmer music is known for its 
improvisations and innovations 
and is often called "the grandfather 
of jazz." 

The JSO will next host Rabbi 
Zvi Ron on Sunday, November 9th 
at 7 p.m. in Bedford Auditorium. 

He will speak on Jewish festivals 
and holidays. 

The JSO will provide knosh 
(snacks) and all members of the 
Longwood community as well as 
residents of Farmville are wel- 
come. 



im JSO WOULD UKE TO THANK THS HAff OF 
LANKFOm STUPSMT UNION, AnAMAtUC AND 
SimYONi WHO CAMS OUT TO ENJOY SiMCHAH! 



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HORRORSCOPES by Sam Wise-Ridges 

Ijtm(Sejx23^0ct22) 

Trick or treat, smell my leet, Leslie tkinks your 
grandma is good to eat. 

Scorpio (Oc± 23. -Nov. 21) 

Halloween is kere, so drink some iDeer. 

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-^Dec 21) 

Trick or treat, don t turn tricks lor treats. You never 
know wkat kind ol treats migkt turn up in your tail. 

Capricorn (Dec 22 Jan 19) 

Watck out lor goblins, gkosts, and gkouls. 

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Fek 18) 

Double double toil and trouble, lires burn and 
Dudweiser bubbles. 



f or)gU€ Id Cheefe 



by Ellie Woodruff 




Things I like to see tf^2: Goths with dandruff. 



Pisces (Feb. ig-Mar. 20) 

Liitle ckildren will walk tke streets, watck out lor tke witckes tkey may meet. 

Aries (Mar. 21^ Aprill9) 

Witk yo face you dont need no stinkin mask. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20) 

You aint no special treat. 

Gemini (Maig 2Uune 20 

Somebody lound you in tke post kalloween bargain bin. 

Cancer (June 2I-'Juli| 22) 

You wkore, y ou.witck, y ou ve got tke itdL..go to student kealtk 

Leo(Juli,25-Aug.22) 

Your breatk is enougk to scare somebody. 



yiiSo(Aii6.2^^22) 

Cbi is kaunting you. 



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Movie R 



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: Texas CLainsaw Massacre 



Kelly Fischer 

Staff Vampire 

This thriller is set in the 1970s 
and is about five teens making 
their way across the Lonestar 
state on their way to a Lynyrd 
Skynyrd concert. 

The trip turns sour when 
the teens pick up an unbal- 
anced and obviously shaken 
young girl who then com- 
mits suicide in the back of 
their van. 

This scene gives a premo- 
nition that the rest of the 
film will become more and 
more horrific. Enter, the 
fanatical madman known as 
"I^atherface." 

"Ixatherface" is played by 
Andrew Bryniarski who has 
an incredible height of 6'5", 
a great physical aspect for 
the character he plays. 

Bryniarski plays the mad- 
man well and is certainly 
scary and intimidating. 

His character picks a chain- 
saw as his weapon of choice 



and tortures his victims in 
many ways, one of which is 
removing his/her face to wear 
as a mask, hence the name 
"Leatherface." 

The movie insinuates that he 
does this because of a skin dis- 




ease that he has. 

Making his directorial debut 
is Marcus Nispel. 



This famed music video 
director's background certainly 
helped give this film a different 
spin. 

Jessica Biel {Seventh Heaven) 
heads up the cast of teen char- 
acters as the typical horror film 
"girl." 

It is nice to see her in a dif- 
ferent light as compared to 
Seventh Heaven. 

She plays the role well. 
Overall, if you can't handle a 
little blood and your own rac- 
ing heart, this movie is not 
for you. 

A hand to squeeze, shoul- 
der to hide in, and a shirt to 
crumple are things that may 
come in handv when seeing 
this movie. 

Texas Chainsaiv Massacre is 
rated R and for good reason. 
The film is truly a chilling 
and spine-tingling horror. 

What makes it worse is 
that it is based on a true 
story. 

Don't bet on having sweet 
dreams after this one. 



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^room Editor 



PAGE 13 

Book Review: Lies and the Lyin^ 

Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and 

Balanced Look a i the Ri^h t 

critical people like Ann Coulter, 
Bill O'Reilly, and George Bush, 
one must only read this wonder- 
ful piece of left-wing writing to 
gain any ammo needed against 
the right. 

Franken's witty commentary 
on the problems that are plagu- 
ing our media and airwaves 
relieve the painful right-wing 
insincerities. 

People tend to either side 
extremely on the side of 
Franken, or extremely against 
him. Many conservatives have 
claimed that Franken is nothing 
more than a "whinev liberal crv- 
baby" (amazon.com reviews), 
while many liberals call him a 
"savior to our cause" 
(amazon.com reviews). 

One review in particular was 
enlightening: "1 will never look 
at the right-wing main stream 
media the same way again - 
instead of being serious, I will sit 
and laugh my ass off" 



Al Franken, also known as 
Smart Smalley, is known for his 
political-minded comedy. 

He has written many books, 
including Oh, the Things I Know!: 
A Guide to Success, Or, Failing 
That, Happiness, Why Not Me?: 
The Inside Story of the Making and 
Unmaking of the Franken 
Presidency, and Rush Umhaugh Is a 
Big Fat Idiot: And Other 
Observations. 

IJes and the Ij^ing Liars and the 
People Who Tell Them: A Fair and 
Balanced Took at the Right has 
been a controversial book for 
Franken. 

First came the mess over the 
Fox motto: "Fair and Balanced." 
After finishing that batde, he 
tackled the many issues in the 
government and media that 
needed to be aired. 

Speaking out against hypo- 




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October 30, 2003 



Sports Information 

Longwood University split its 
two games during the past week, 
defeating NCAA Division I 
Virginia Military Institute 5-1 
October 26 at Lancer Field fol- 
lowing a disappointing 3-2 loss 
at Division I Howard University 
October 23 in Washington, DC. 

The Lancefs are now 9-6-1 
this season with one match 
remaining on the schedule. 

Against VMI, sophomore 
Mehssa Cary/Bristow 

(Brentsville) scored just 3:50 into 
the match off a cross from sen- 
ior Phoebe Munson/Virginia 
Beach (Tallwood) for the early 
lead. Freshman Tiffany 
Crane/Virginia Beach (Kellam) 
made it 2-0 when she dribbled 
the ball past the goalie and shot 
it into the back of the net for 
what proved to be the game- 
winner at 37:44. 

The Keydets did close to 
within 2-1 at the intermission on 
a penalty-kick goal at 42:45. 
Sophomore April Lockley/ 
California, Md. (Leonardtown) 
beat the goalie for a score two 
minutes into the second stanza, 
giving longwood a 3-1 advan- 
tage at 47:12. 

Crane tallied her second goal 
of the evening as Lockley 
crossed the ball from the right 
side into the middle at 52:01. 
Junior Christine Clay/Amelia 
(Amelia Co.) finished the scoring 



at 72:48, scoring off a rebound 
from a missed shot. 

lx)ngwood took the advan- 
tage on shots 21-5 and corner 
kicks 7-3. The Lancers split 
time in goal between junior 
keeper Lindsay 

Naill/ Alexandria (Bishop 

Ireton) (45:00) and freshman 
keeper Heather Storrie/Spring 
Grove, Pa. (Spring Grove) 
(45:00). 

At Howard, Lockley scored 
the first goal of the match at 
9:23 off an assist from fresh- 
man Kelsie 
Bradberry/Richmond 
(Monacan). The Bison knotted 
the match at 1-1 with a goal just 
before the intermission (0:09). 

The Lancers batded back in 
front 2-1 when sophomore 
Tiffany Rice/Virginia Beach 
(Kellam), assisted by Lockley, 
tallied a goal at 55:51. Howard 
tied the contest again at 2-2 
with a goal at 62:44 and scored 
the game-winner at 72:40. 

Howard took a 15-8 advan- 
tage in shots against the 
Lancers, though each team had 
six corner-kick opportunities. 

Naill played the entire match 
in front of the net with five 
saves. 

Through 1 6 matches, 
longwood is led in scoring by 
Crane with five goals and five 
assists for 15 points (1.07), fol- 
lowed closely by Munson with 
six goals and one assist for 13 



points (0.81). 

Lockley (4 goals, 3 assists) and 
Bradberry (4 goals, 2 assists) fol- 
low with 1 1 points (0.69) and 10 
points (0.63), respectively. 
Other scoring includes fresh- 
man Anna Gravely/Virginia 
Beach (Cox) (3 goals, 2 assists, 8 
points, 0.67), Rice (3 goals, 1 
assist, 7 points, 0.44), Clay (2 
goals, 4 points, 0.57), Cary (1 
goal, 2 points, 0.13), along with 
junior Mikaela Bizer/Annandale 
(Annandale) (2 assists, 2 points, 
0.13) and redshirt freshman 
Stacy Crites/ Manassas 
(Osbourn) (1 goal, 2 points, 
0.15). 

Naill has played 1057 minutes 
in front of the net, allowing 13 
goals (1.11) with 46 saves for a 
.780 save percentage and six 
shutouts. Naill, with 24 career 
shutouts, ranks second all-time 
for the Lancers (Amy Kennedy, 
25, 1997-00). 

Storrie has played 381 min- 
utes in front of the net, allowing 
eight goals (1.89) with 20 saves 
for a .714 save percentage and 
one shutout, and freshman 
keeper Nicole 

Bossieux/Mechanicsville (Adee) 
has played 24 minutes in front of 
the net, allowing no goals (0.00). 

longwood will be trying to 
attain at least 10 wins in a season 
for the ninth consecutive year 
when the Lancers face the 
Marlins this week in the season 
finale. 



Men s Soccer Record Falls to 5^10 



sports Information 

The Longwood University 
men's soccer team suffered a 
heart-breaking overtime loss 
October 23 to Division I UNC 
Asheville 1-0 on Greenwood 
Field. 

With the defeat, the Lancers 
fall to 5-10, while the Bulldogs 
improve to 7-6-2. 

Both teams batded through- 
out the match, but neither could 
score in regulation, sending the 
game into overtime. 

Eight minutes into the second 
period, UNC AsheviUe's Greg 
Yelverton received a pass from 
Jordan Holthouser and ripped a 
shot from 20 yards out past 
Lancer keeper Bryan Sanford 



(Springfield, Va./ Springfield). 

Freshman forward James 
Agorsor (Gambrills, Md./ South 
River) led Longwood's eight 
shot effort with three, followed 
by sophomore defender Justin 
Williams (Richmond, Va./ 
Godwin) with two. 

Longwood held the advan- 
tage with eight corner kicks and 
five saves. The Lancers head 
home for their next match 
today against Lynchburg at 7 
p.m. on Lancer Field. 

The Lancers are led through 
15 games by Bertsch, who has 
tallied six goals (2 game-win- 
ners) in 34 shots for a .176 shot 
percentage and 12 points. 
Bertsch has also connected on 3 
of 4 penalty kicks. 



Agorsor, senior forward Mark 
Connelly (Warrenton, 

Va./Fauqiuer) and sophomore 
defender Tony Soules 

(Springfield, Va./West 

Springfield) each have two goals 
for Longwood, while freshman 
Henrik Agerskov (Denmark/ 
Rungstead Gymnasium) and 
senior midfielder Shawn 
Spilman (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak 
Hills) have one goal this season. 

In the net this season, fresh- 
man keeper Justin Brock (Palo 
Alto, Calif /Palo Alto) (2.88 gaa) 
has racked up 41 saves in 875 
minutes for a .594 saves per- 
centage. 

Sanford (2.37 gaa) has 19 
saves in 495 tninutes for a saves 
percentage of .639. 



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Men's Golf Season Ends Field Hockey Defeated Bu No. 1 Team 



Sports Information 

Longwood University totaled a 54- 
hole team score of 295-302-310- 
907 to finish 13th among 18 teams 
at the East Carolina/ Pirate Fall 
Intercollegiate October 20-21 in 
North Carolina. 

NCAA Division I and tourna- 
ment host East Carolina 
Universit)' won the event with its 
882 total at the 7,033-yard, par 72 
Bradford Creek Golf Club. 

The event concluded the fall 
season for the Lancers. In North 
Carolina, longwood was led by 
junior Trey Deal/Martinsville 
(Martinsville) with his score of 71- 
73-74-218 to tie for third-place 
individually among the 96 golfers. 

Deal was followed by freshman 
Brett Chambers/Mount Sidney 
(Fort Defiance) (78-74-77-229, t- 
47 th), sophomore Michael 
Joyce/Peterborough, Ontario 
(Peterborough Collegiate) (71-80- 
79-230, t-53rd), freshman Chris 
Shuford/Fredericksburg (Colonial 
Forge) (75-79-80-234, t-74th), 
along with senior Mike 
Nemcosky/Chesapeake (Great 
Bridge) (88-76-82-246, t-86th). 



Ix)ng\;rood, coached by Kevin 
Fillman, enjoyed an outstanding 
fall covering four tournaments 
(198 holes), led by the first-yeal 
standout Chambers who posted a 
low scoring average of 71.73 with 
two school-record rounds of 66. 

Chambers was followed by 
Deal (73.45, 69), Joyce (73.91, 68), 
senior Matt Paciocco/Richmond 
(Mills Godwin) (77.00, 71, 108- 
holes), Shuford (76.80, 74, 90- 
holes), Nemcosky (80.80, 76, 90- 
holes), sophomore Kevin 
Johnson/Forest Qefferson Forest) 
(71.67, 69, 54-holes), along with 
senior Carl 

Magnusson/Linkoping, Sweden 
(Katedralskolan) (75.67, 75, 54- 
holes). 

The Lancers averaged 294.55 
as a team this fall, a scoring pace 
that would set a new team record 
if it holds-up during the spring 
season. 

Longwood is scheduled to 
open its spring campaign March 
8-9, 200^ at the Buder/North- 
South Intercollegiate in 
Jacksonville Beach, Fla., a 36-hole 
event at the Jacksonville Beach 
Golf Club. 



Sports lnf»m^»H 

The Longwx)d Univetsity field 
hockey team dropped a 7-1 deci- 
sion Saturday at No. 1 
Shippensburg at Groves Stadium. 

After dieir final road game, the 
Lancere fall to 6-U while the 
Raiders move to "■"" 

18-2. 

Shippensburg 
came out strong in 
the first half, hold- 
ing Longwood to 
only two shots 
while tallying four 
goals. 

The Lancers 
were a lot stronger """ 

in the second period tallying nine 
shots and Lorrie Watts 



Shippenburg's six. 

Longwood finished the match 
with nine shots, while 
Shippensburg had 19. 

The Lancers headed home for 



(.194) ai^ is firet on the team with 
sev^n assists, which ranks 10th 
nationally and second in assists 
per game (.78). 

Freshman forward Jen Hawkins 



their next match against Roanoke (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox), sopho- 
October 27 at 3 p,m. on Barlow more midfielder JuUe Price 
Reld. (Stafford, Va./North Stafford) 

. and sophomore mid- 

fielder Alexis Ramcy 
(Westminster, 
Calif./Marina) have fi% e 
goals each while foesh- 
man midfielder Katy 
L c r n i h a n 
(Fredericksburg, 
Va. /Chancellor) and 
senior Andrea 

Wilkinson (ChantiJly, 
Va./ChantiUy) have three. 
Senior midfielder Erin Sixsmith 



11 Lancers kaving 
lound tke back ol tke 
net tnis season 



With only two games left, 

Longwood continues to put up a _„. 

(Fredericksburg, Va. /Stafford) balanced scoring attack widi 11 (Alexandria, Va./West Potomac) 

getting the ball past the goaHe at Lancers having found the back of is second on Che squad with six 

the net diis season. assists, followed by Hawkins and 

Sophomore forward Echo sophomore Sarah Hitchings 

Naugle (Virginia Beach, (Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville) 

Va./Princess Anne) comes off udth diree. 
die bench to lead the Lancers In goals, Patterson ranks fourth 

with seven goals on 22 shots nationally in saves this season with 

P^8). 175 stops in 1,150 minutes and 

Watts is next widi six goals has a saves percentage of .768. 



the 17:19 mark. 

However, the effort fell short 
as the Raiders added diree more 
goals for the victory. 

Sophomore keeper Julie 
Patterson (Esmont, 

Va./Monticello) racked up 13 
saves in 70 minutes to 






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Volume 83, Number 10 



Waiting to Get Better Since 1920 



November 6, 2003 



Ckeating: riarmiul 
To Your C^ v^ov9 



Brette Lawrence 

Staff Writer 

As part of the Honor Integrity 
Week, I^ngwood University pre- 
sented a panel discussion called 
"Will Cheating Hurt Your 
Career?" 

This panel featured three 
Longu'ood Professors, Dr. 
Theresa Clark, Dr. Tim Pierson, 
and Dr. Wayne McWee. 

The discussion began with 
Clark sharing several synonyms 
for the word cheating, which 
included words like dishonest, 
corrupt, and unethical among 
many other colorful words. 

She explained ].ong\\'ood's pol- 
icy on cheating, which states that 
there is "no forgiveness for cheat'- 
ing," and that it will go on a stu- 
dent's record. 

McWee followed by sharing the 
business department's policy on 
cheating, which states that anyone 
who cheats in any of that depart- 
ment's classes will automatically 
fail that course. 

He went on to tell stories of 
students who wanted to work for 
the government, but could not get 
jobs because they had a cheating 
incident on their record. 

Pierson described the impor- 
tance of good character, and 
believing in yourself, and summed 
it up by saying, "The person who 
you say you are is the person you 
are when you're alone." 

He stressed the importance of 



areer i 

helping I^ngwood maintain its 
excellent reputation, and that the 
consequences of peoples' actions 
can effect the entire school. 

Another point brought up by 
Pierson was that of exuding con- 
fidence, and believing in ones' 
self. 

He went on to describe how 
important this was by saying, 
"You're competing with the best. 
You have to be cowboy up. You've 
got to have confidence and a 
sense of who you are. You need 
to know that you were the best 
vou could be." 

Students were given a chance to 
ask questions of the professors 
about the honor and judicial sys- 
tem, and about cheating in gener- 
al. 

Each student in attendance was 
given a pamphlet entitied Avoiding 
Plagiarism: A Guide for Longuood 
Students, which contained helpful 
hints for students on topics such 
as when and when not to cite 
sources used. 

It also had websites listed that 
can show students how to make a 
proper MLA format bibliography, 
as well as several examples of how 
and how not to do so. 

The attendance at this presen- 
tation was fairly high, and those 
w^ho attended the program 
seemed to learn a lot of important 
information about not only how 
cheating will affect their career at 
Longwood, but how it will affect 
the rest of their lives as well. 




On ike Verge 



The cast of the new 
Longwood Theater pro- 
duction. On the Verge, poses 
for a picture during a prac- 
tice. 

The play is primarily 
about three women explor- 
ers during the year 1 888. 

For more information on 
the play and cast, please 
refer to the article on page 
9. 




Longwood s College ol Education Scores Higk 



Hi--Tecli Grassroots Lobbijing 



Press Kekase 



One day, young voters may visit 
Ashley Boyd in the General 
Assembly to ask her help in 
funding Virginia's public col- 
leges and universities. 

But now, Boyd is doing the 
lobbying. 

She's among the leaders of a 
statewide student coalirion that's 
trying, among other things, to 



boost state funding of higher 
education by $398 million. 

The nonpartisan group is 
called the 21st Centurjf Virginia 
Coalition, or Virginia21 for 
short. 

It's an outgrowth of the 
Students of Virginia Political 
Action Q)mmittce, which was 
founded in May 2002 at the 
College of W'iiUam and Mary 

See VIRGINIA p.5 



Jennifer Wall 

lU Public Relations 

Once again Longwood 
University has proven itself as . 
a leader in the preparation of 
professional educators. 

On Thursday, October 30, 
the joint accreditation team 
representing the National 
Council for Accreditation of 
Teacher Education (NCATB>) 
and the Virginia Department 
of Education, released the 
report it will give the NCATEl 
Unit Accreditation Board 
(UAB) and the state Board of 
Education, verifying that 
r^ongwood. University met all 
NCATE and Commonwealth 
educator preparation stan- 
dards. 



The UAB will meet in 
March, 2004, to consider the 
recommendations of the team 
and to make the final decision 
on accreditation. 

NCATE has accredited 
Longwood since 1954, when 
Longwood was one of the first 
six institutions accredited 
nationwide. 

"The tradition of preparing 
high quality education profes- 
sionals is embedded into the 
fabric and culture of the 
Longwood community and in 
our school division parmers," 
the Dean of the College of 
Education and Human 
Services, Di-. Sue McCuUough, 
said. 

"This NCATE recommen- 
dation confirms Longwood 



University's reputation for the 
best teacher preparation in the 
Commonwealth," stated Dr. 
Patricia Cormier, president of 
Longwood. 

"The NCATE team left witii 
a convincing impression of 
Longwood. .They talked about 
the quality of our students, the 
dedication of our facult)' and 
how well they worked together. 
The committee was also truly 
impressed with our Board of 
Visitors involvement in the 
process." 

Elated with the committee's 
findings. Dean McCuUough 
commended the extraordinary 
teamwork and dedication of the 
faculty and staff 

See SPIRIT p.4 



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Editorial 

tke Editor 



November 6, 2003 



There is 
a time in 
every- 
one's life 
when we 
have to 
let our 
hair 
down. 

The daily grind of classes 
and tests can wear on any- 
one's nerves, and we need to 
let loose every once in a 
while. 

For some that means eat- 
ing a pint of ice cream and 
watching a movie, for others 
it's dancing the night away at 
a club. 

For me, it was going to a 
bar on a Tuesday night. 

Sure, sure, I sound like 
some deadbeat who has 
nothing else to do but waste 



time sitting on a barstool, but 
it was pretty liberating know- 
ing that I had a quiz the next 
day while hanging out with 
my girlfriends in downtown 
Richmond. 

My friends and I were hav- 
ing such a great time chatting 
up the bartenders, dancing 
on the bar, and meeting new 
people; the stress of gradu- 
ate school applications, tests, 
and papers were pushed to 
the back of my mind. 

I could have stayed at 
home and watched movies 
while eating lots of Ben & 
Jerry's, but that just wouldn't 
do it for me. 

Knowing that my home- 
work was within five feet of 
my couch would be too 
much pressure for me to 
handle. 



In order to truly let loose, 
and put all my worries aside, 
I had to take a road trip. 

Yes, my head felt like it was 
going to explode the next 
morning, and my quiz cer- 
tainly wasn't going to take 
itself, so after a night of 
debauchery it was back to 
the real world. 

I^ tell you, with all the 
stress^ that goes along with 
being a senior in college, my 
Tuesday night escapade was 
what I needed. 

I don't plan on making this 
a habit, but at least I know 
that there is a place I can go 
in Richmond when I need to 
unwind with some friends. 

Liz Richards 

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Post HitcliinA 



I have decided that I must be 
psychic. 

I knew the Red Sox wouldn't 
make it to the World Series, and 
the last time I wrote a column I 
predicted that married life would 
soon be filled with dirt) diapers, a 
bald head and unbeliev- 
ably small fingers. 

A month and a half 
into the ball and chain 
routine, I can proudly say 
one thing, "My boys sure 
can swim!" 

Before we had even 
finished writing thank 
notes for all the loot our 
union won us, the verdict 
was in - we are proud 
parents of a little, unrec - 
ognizable blob slowly 
growing in my wife's 
belly. 

This shocking news really has 
proven to be life changing. 

A whole gamut of emotions 
has surfaced over the past few 
weeks - fear, joy, anxiety, 
expectancy, worry, confusion, 
ambigusness, tiredness, elation, 
stupefaction, and on and on. 

And, that's not even including 
the emotions my wife is going 
through. 

I suddenly find myself worry- 
ing about putting money away for 



a college education before 1 have 
even begun to pay off my own. 

Despite having an ultrasound, 
muldple books on parenthood 
and baby names, and growing col- 
lection of tiny bootees and mit- 
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adjusting to the fact that I am 
going to be a father. 

Not that it is a bad thing, quite 
the contrary; it is the best thing 
that has ever ha.ppened to me. 

Which is why it might be so 
hard to accept. 

How can I be a father? 

Luckily I have some rime to 
come to grips with wonderful real- 
ity, which is maybe one of the rea- 
sons that gestation lasts for nine 
months. 

I have accepted that my psychic 



abilities seem to be gone for good. 
See my wife's life revolved 
around hourly coffee fixes before 
this whole pregnancy thing start- 
ed. 

Now, she worries about half a 
cup of decaf a day, not to men- 
tion the pack and half 
of cigarettes that we 
have both had to learn 
to do without. 

Add to this constant 
tiredness, raging hor- 
mones, constant bath- 
room trips, morning 
sickness and random 
outbursts of tears, and 1 
never know what to 
expect when 1 walk in 
the door. 

And she can't even 
have a drink at the end 
of the day. 

At least I know I will be able to 
find a job when this is all over. 

I am sure they need social 
workers in Hell's Kitchen, and I 
will already have experience work- 
ing with kids and craving addicts. 




Nick Elmes 

Assistant Editor 



November 6, 2003 



Opinion 



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"If you're not mad, you're not paying attention!" 




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Patriot Act Raws are Hard to Ignore 

search your home does not have to 
be issued to you before the search 
(or at any definite time afterwards) if 
telling you they have court authority 
for the search would result in (from 
section 2705) "(A) endangering the 
life or physical safety of an individ- 
ual; (B) flight from prosecution; (C) 
destruction of or tampering with 
evidence; (D) intimidation of poten- 
tial wimesses; or (E) otherwise seri- 
ously jeopardizing an investigation 
or unduly delaying a trial" (as if their 
busting down the door wouldn't 
result in some of that anyway); or if 
the warrant does not allow the 
seizure of electronically stored infor- 
mation; or if the warrant demands 
you be notified of its issuance. This 
means no warrant issued has to be 
made aware to citizens. This allows 
the Justice department to search and 
seize anything at any time and never 
give a reason. 

Section 215 of the Patriot Act 
amends sections 501-503 of the 
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act 
of 1978, specificall); section (c)2 to 
read "An order under this subsection 
shall not disclose that is it issued 
under purposes of an investigation 
described in subsection (a)." The 
icind of investigation described in 
subsection (a) is a confiscation of 
any tangible tilings (books, records, 
papers, documents, and other items) 
kept by U.S. businesses that are sus- 
pected of terrorist ties. The orders 
for the production of such items no 
longer needs to divulge the purpose 
of their confiscation. This means law 
enforcement can confiscate anything 
they wish from any business and 
never give a reason. 

It goes on to hinder die free 
speech of any person searched under 
the Act by declaring that "(d) No 
person shall disclose to any other 
person (other than those persons 
necessary to produce the tangible 
tilings under this section) tiiat the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation has 
sought or obtained tangible things 
under this section." A person or 
organization forced to turn over the 



Shawn Garrett 

Staff Writer 

"Civil libertarians," to quote the 
recent anonymous article "US 
Patriot Act not a Violation of Civil 
Liberties [Opinion, Oct. 23], I 
assume means those who support 
the defense and preservation of the 
individual rights and liberties guar- 
anteed to all people in this country 
by the Constitution and laws of the 
United States. If it does, if this is 
the correct interpretation of this 
phrase, than I wonder who among 
us would feel compelled to distance 
themselves from this label? As one 
who enjoys the rights that his coun- 
try's constitution affords him, I 
suppose I can be considered a "civil 
libertarian" and therefore feel I am 
in a position to respond to the 
recent opinion article. 

House Resolution 3162, the 
Patriot Act, expands the govern- 
ment's ability to use new and 
heightened surveillance, investiga- 
tion and interrogation techniques 
to combat terrorism generally, and 
domestic terrorism specifically 
Most of the changes to surveillance 
law made by the Patriot Act were 
part of a longstanding law enforce- 
ment wish list that had been previ- 
ously rejected by Congress, in some 
cases repeatedly. 

The Senate version of the 
Patriot Act, which bore a striking 
resemblance to the legislation 
requested by Attorney General 
John Ashcroft, went straight to tiie 
floor with no discussion, debate, or 
hearings, as are granted to all laws. 
Many Senators on bodi sides of the 
aisle complained that they had littie 
chance to read it, much less analyze 
it, before having to vote. 

In the House, hearings were 
held, and a carefiilly constructed 
coinpromise emerged from the 
Judiciary Committee. Suddenly 
however, with no debate or consul- 
tation with rank-and-file members, 
the House leadership threw out the 
compromise bill and replaced it 
with legislation that mirrored the 
Senate version. Neither discussion 



nor amendments were permitted, 
and once again members barely 
had time to read the thick bill 
before they were forced to cast an 
up-or-down vote on it. 

The Bush Administration 
implied that members who voted 
against it would be blamed for any 
ftirther attacks - a powerful threat 
at a time when the nation was 
expecting a second attack to come 
at any moment and when reports 
of new anthrax letters were 
appearing daily. 

Congress and the 

Administration acted without any 
careful or systematic effort to 
determine whether weaknesses in 
our surveillance laws had con- 
tributed to the attacks, or whether 
the changes they were making 
would help prevent further 
attacks. Indeed, many of the act's 
provisions have nothing at all to 
do with terrorism. 

In response to the accusation 
that few details have surfaced as 
to the specific nature of groups', 
such as the ACLU, concerns, the 
following is a list of specific prob- 
lems identified within the Act: 

Section 213 of the Patriot Act 
amends USC 18, section 3103 so 
that notification of the issuance 
of a warrant of search and seizure 
may be delayed if "1) the court 
finds reasonable cause to believe 
that providing immediate notifica- 
tion of the execution of the war- 
rant may have an adverse result (as 
defined in section 2705); 2) die 
warrant prohibits the seizure of* 
any tangible property, any wire or 
electronic communication (as 
defined in section 2510), or, 
except as expressly provided in 
chapter 121, any stored wire or 
electronic information, except 
where the court finds reasonable 
necessity for the seizure; and 3) 
the warrant provides for the giv- 
ing of such notice within a rea- 
sonable period of its execution, 
which period may thereafter be 
extended by tiie court for good 
cause shown." 

This means that a warrant to 



props and drops 



Pro; 

+ To Nick's baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

+ To 25-cent drafts, 10-cent tacos, and hottie bartenders in 
Richmond. 

•f To solving the second Da Vinci code. 
+ To good advisors. 

+ To Clarissa finally getting good 1,000 pages into the novel. 
+ To flip flops in November. 

+ To Pirates of the Caribbean finally making it to the dollar the- 
atre in Lynchburg! (Now I can see it 5 more times) 
Drops: 

- To not so sweet suitemates leaving plastic spiders in your 
bed. 

- To people who spit in the Grainger stairwell (what is your 
damage.''). 

- To English Education faihng to get accredited. 

- To registration: the worst hour of the semester. 




Speak Oil i 

When do YOU think Brock 
Commons will he completed? 




"Hopefully, sometime before 

graduation." 

-Courtnev Redmond 



'December 4th at 8:36 a.m." 
~Wes Specey 





1 hope it's done soon because all 

that noise is getting on my 

nerves, it's terrible." 

~Andrew Peden 



"Urn, what year are we in, 

2003? Honestly I think it will 

be done M 2004." 

-Antwyone Mitchell 



See ACT p.4 




PAGE 4 



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November 6, 2003 



ACT cont'd p. 3 

records is prohibited from disclos- 
ing the search to anyone. As a result 
of this gag order, the subjects of 
surveillance never even find out that 
their personal records have been 
examined by the government. This 
means that use of counsel against 
such actions is prohibited. 
Discussing the search and seizure 
with a lawyer constitutes disclosure. 
Effectively, fighting the govern- 
ment's actions becomes a crime, 
giving the Justice department free 
rein. 

What's more, attorney-client 
privilege, doctor-patient privilege 
and any other association in which 
communication between two par- 
ties is held in confidence is no 
longer a problem for the govern- 
ment. Section (e) states, "A person 
who, in good faith, produces tangi- 
ble things under an order pursuant 
to this section shall not be liable to 
any other person for such produc- 
tion. Such production shall not be 
deemed to constitute a waiver of 
any privilege in any other proceed- 
ing or context." 

The wording sounds like it pro- 
tects doctors and lawyers and such 
from lawsuits brought on accusa- 
tions of breaking their client's con- 
fidentiality, when it in fact means 
that such a breech is no longer a 
crime if done under the auspices of 
the Patriot Act. 

The government is no longer 
required to prove that persons 
searched for terrorism investiga- 
tions are agents o,f a foreign power, 
nor do they have to prove that such 
searches are related to criminal 
activity, much less probable cause. 

All that needs to be made is the 
broad assertion that the search is 
related to ongoing terrorism investi- 
gations. 

The role of the courts is made 
nearly completely impotent. All that 



needs to happen, as said above, is 
that the government must certify' 
that the searches are necessary. The 
judge is not even granted the 
authority to accept or reject the 
granting of the warrant. As the 
anonymous article pointed out, 
surveillance orders can be based in 
part on a person's First 
Amendment activities, such as the 
books they read, the Web sites they 
visit, or a letter to the editor they 
have written. 

A person or organization forced 
to turn over records is prohibited 
from disclosing the search to any- 
one. As a result of this gag order, 
the subjects of surveillance never 
even find out that their personal 
records have been examined by the 
government. That undercuts, an 
important check and balance on 
this power: the ability of individu- 
als to challenge illegitimate search- 
es. 

The article also discussed wire- 
taps. Under the Patriot Act, the 
FBI can secredy conduct a wiretap 
on American citizens to obtain evi- 
dence of crime without proving 
probable cause, as the Fourth 
Amendment explicidy requires. 

A 1978 law called the Foreign 
Intelligence Surveillance Act 
(FISA) created an exception to the 
Fourth Amendment's requirement 
for probable cause when the pur- 
pose of a wiretap or search was to 
gather foreign intelligence. 

The rationale was that since the 
search was not conducted for the 
purpose of gathering evidence to 
put someone on trial, the standards 
could be loosened. In a stark 
demonstration of why it can be 
dangerous to create exceptions to 
fundamental rights, however, the 
Patriot Act expanded this once- 
narrow exception to cover wiretaps 
and searches that DO collect evi- 
dence for regular domestic criminal 
cases. FISA previously allowed 



searches only if the primary pur- 
pose was to gather foreign intelli- 
gence. But the Patriot Act changes 
the law to allow searches when "a 
significant purpose" is intelligence. 
That lets the government circum- 
vent the Constitution's probable 
cause requirement even when its 
main goal is ordinary law enforce- 
ment. 

The eagerness of many in law 
enforcement to dispense with the 
requirements of the Fourth 
Amendment was revealed in August 
2002 by the secret court that over- 
sees domestic intelligence spying 
(the "FISA Court"). Making public 
one of its opinions for the first time 
in history, the court revealed that it 
had rejected an attempt by the Bush 
Administration to allow criminal 
prosecutors to use intelligence war- 
rants to evade the Fourth 
Amendment entirely. The court 
also noted that agents applying for 
warrants had regularly filed false 
and misleading information. That 
opinion is now on appeal. 

Finally, anonymous states that 
"Although the Justice Department 
and other officials could subpoena 
records from the librar}' to see who 
read Catcher in die Rye in 1993, it is 
not very likely they will, let alone 
whether a judge would issue a war- 
rant for such a request." 

I wonder, anonymous, why cre- 
ate laws that would never be acted 
on? Perhaps we should amend the 
Constitution to say that soldiers can 
be quartered in your home, or that 
the right to vote can be denied to 
blacks if the states wish to, or that 
on every leap year, the President 
can federalize the national guard to 
seek out and murder the first born 
in every state whose electoral votes 
he or she did not win in the previ- 
ous election. » 

I mean none of these would 
actually be carried out, but why not, 
just for fun? 



SPIRIT cont'd p.l 

"This was truly a team effort of 
die College of Arts and 
Sciences and the College of 
Education and Human 
Services,, and a true team suc- 
cess." 

"In addition to the 
Longwood team work, we can- 
not say enough about our 
school division parmers who 
support our field experiences 
and partner with us to achieve 
goals that benefit each of us," 
continued Dean McCullough. 

Superintendents from seven 
school divisions, principals, 
regional leaders, and teachers 
traveled to Longwood to meet 
with the accreditation teams. 
Members of the team also visit- 
ed in the Prince Edward and 
Charlotte County school divi- 
sions interviewing student 
teachers, Partnership students, 
cooperating teachers and princi- 
pals. 

"Mike Willis, superintendent 
of the Cumberland school divi- 
sion, came after a tough day at 
work and in the driving rain to 
report to the NCATE team that 
Longwood is a true partner 
with Cumberland County 
Schools. 

He reported on the differ- 
ence Longwood has made in 
increased SOL scores and about 
the positive effect the 



Partnership students and profes- 
sors have on that school sjrs- 
tem," concluded Dean 
McCullough. After hearing of 
the successful NCATE report. 
Superintendent Willis reported, 
"Longwood does produce the 
best teachers in the state. If ! 
could, I would hire every one of 
its education majors!" W 

Dr. Barbara Chesler and Dr. 
Gary Nelson, NCATE Co- 
Coordinators, along with Dr. 
Judy Johnson, associate dean, 
were recognized for their intense 
work effort in the review 
process. 

NCATE is the professional 
accrediting organization for 
schools, colleges, and depart- 
ments of education in the 
United States. 

The NCATE volunteer peer 
review system involves a com- 
prehensive evaluation of educa- 
tor preparation programs that 
emphasizes high quality stan- 
dards judged by performance 
outcome data. 

Educator preparation pro> 
grams must demonstrate that 
they prepare educators who 
make a positive difference in the 
lives of children and youth, edu- 
cators who learn and grow as a 
result of excellence in profes- 
sional practice. 

The Virginia Department of 
Education partners with 
NCATE in the examination of 



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"If it 

weren't 

for my 

horse, I 

wouldn't 

have 

spent 

that year 

in 

college." 



Lewis Black 



VIRGINIA cont'd p.l 

Boyd, who lives in 
Chesapeake's Western Branch 
section, and other Virg;inia21 
leaders have been preparing 
for Tuesday's General 
Assembly elections by urging 
students to vote or, if they 
can't get to the polls, to cast 
an absentee ballot. 

"We want to show Virginia 
politicians that students reaUy 
can make a difference in an 
election," said Boyd, who 
attends Christopher Newport 
University and plans to go to 
law school. 

Virginia21 leaders believe 
the way to get moire students 
interested in politics is to 
bring higher education issues 
to the forefront. 

While many young people 
don't vote, they often volun- 
teer for community service. 

"That's because they can 
see the result. Someone is fed 
when they scoop food in a 
soup kitchen," said Jesse 
Ferguson, the 22-year-old 
executive director of 
Virginia21. 



"So we're trying to bridge 
the community service-poli- 
tics gap by making politics rel- 
evant to students' daily lives." 

For instance, when tuition 
hikes are the issue. 

Another key to getting stu- 
dents involved is to use the 
Internet, Virginia21 leaders 
say. 

"Our generation is very 
technology oriented. We're 
used to doing everything 
online," Boyd said. 

So Virginia21 has just 
launched the "VA21 Online 
Action Center," an elaborate, 
but user- friendly, Web site - 

WWW. virginia2 1 .org. 

The Website includes a 
directory of General 
Assembly members with e- 
mail links, a survey of candi- 
dates on education issues, and 
a petition demanding more 
state money for colleges and 
universities. 

" We call the petition drive 
'e-Storm the Statehouse,'" 
said 22-year-old Jesse 
Ferguson, a 2003 graduate of 
William and Mary and the 
executive director of 



Virginia21. 

Virg;inia21 isn't relying sole- 
ly on technology. 

The coalition also relies on 
old-fashioned word of mouth. 

"Surprisingly, the best tactic 
is peer-to-peer, friend to 
friend," Ferguson said. 

And Virginia21 plans to 
arrange meetings between stu- 
dents and General Assembly 
members during the winter 
break and 2004 legislative ses- 
sion. 

The message Virginia21 is 
circulating on campuses goes 
something like this: "Are you 
sick of seeing your college's 
budget being cut and your 
favorite professors leaving for 
other states? We've been silent 
on these issues far too long. 
Let's get involved." 

At Old Dominion 
University, Virginia21 liaisons 
have used music events to 
connect with fellow students 

"Then we turn off the 
music and people start turning 
their heads to see what's going 
on. That's when we start talk- 
ing about the issues," said 
Karl Grandel, a junior study- 



ing civil-engineering at ODU 
and president of the student 
body. ^ 

So far, Virginia21 is active at 
Virginia's 15 four-year public 
colleges and universities, 
Ferguson said. 

The organization plans to 
lobby at community colleges 
next year and private institu- 
tions after that, he said. 

Ferguson says the campaign 
is catching on. 

As of Friday, more than 
1,200 students had signed the 
e-petition. Also, Virginia21 
claims to have helped over 
3,000 students apply for 
absentee ballots for Tuesday's 
elections. 

The idea sounds good, said 
Adam Anthony of the nation- 
al Campaign for Young Voters 
and a William and Mary grad. 
But persuading General 
Assembly members to act 
takes patience, Anthony said. 
"They'll have to be persistent 
for the long term." 

Then again, student leaders 
like Ashley Boyd already are 
looking ahead to the day they 
might be in charge. 



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November 6, 2003 



Features 



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Nineteen Sixty --six... A Ricky Kind of Year 



From the Febntary 1 5, 1967 issue of The Rotunda 
1966 was a year of schizophrenia with 
pizazz, according to the University of 
Kansas Dait^ Kunsan. 

It was the year that launched the 
YeUow Submarine, the Kansan noted, 
then almost sank John Lennon. 

It was the year skirts went up and 
hair came down. Men cheered the 
change, even if it meant girls had to roll 
two feet of hair on soup cans. Tom the 
^Peeper never had it so good when girls 
tried to sit down in their thigh-high 
mini-skirts. Modesty died an awkward 
death. 

And it was the year topless clubs 
spread coast to coast, but one club, 
apparendy unsure that the body was 
really all that beaudfiil, asked patrons to 
sign a statement saying their morals 
weren't being corrupted. 

In passing, it was a good year, if you 
weren't 1-A, afraid of becoming 1-A, or 
in Vietnam. The emphasis was on 
youth, and adults responded. 
Sometimes this response caused a few 



lifted eyebrows, however. 

Justice William O. Douglas married 
a 23-year-old college co-ed, Cathleen 
Heffernan, and Congressional tongues 
wagged. Frank Sinatra married that 21- 
year-old Peyton Place kid and got a few 
sly winks. The oldsters were acting like 
youngsters. 

Using imagination all their own, the 
kids turned the tables. Old movies, 
silent movies, monster movies became 
a fad. The Bogie cult came on like 
gangbusters. Even clothing fell into 
step. 

London mods, short on money but 
rich in imagination, discovered second- 
hand stores and the Salvation Army 
look. Girls looked like soldiers or 
sailors of pieces of high-fashion tinfoil. 
Shiny silver dresses and accessories 
became a New York rage, and women 
wore enough metal to make the US. 
Treasury envious. 

It was also the year of the accessory 
with a message; lapel buttons sounded 
the sentiments of the moment Campus 



wits wore buttons proclaiming, "Hire 
the morally handicapped" or "Custer 
died for your sins." Then there was the 
button that read, "God is not dead; He 
just doesn't want to get involved." 

And was God dead? If he were the 
controversy over His demise generated 
almost enough heat to assure a second 
coming 

like God, folk music went under- 
ground, and a new, homogenized 
sound- folk rock- rose to the surface. 
Enter musical groups with bizarre 
names and bizarre but often beautiful 
sounds, like the Mammas and the Papas, 
Simon ajjd Garfunkel. 

And in 1966, Camp didn't really die, 
it just went on the tube. In his superkeen 
Batmobile with Robin at his side. 
Batman roared into the vast wasteland 
and was greeted with die biggest howl 
heard in a long time. Everyone over age 
nine knew it was designed to be High 
Camp... or was it? 

So for 12 months it went-- a very fine 
madness and a kicky kind of year. 



Letters From London 



Paula Nusbauin 

St aff Wri ter 

Six more weeks to go. While the novel- 
ty of London has started to wear off 
I'm still having a great time here. 

I have two papers due this week so 
I'm starting to get stressed. It's so easy 
to forget about homework here since 
there aren't that many assignments. 

This past weekend I went on my 
first International trip. CEA took us to 
Ostend and Brugge in Belgium. We left 
early Saturday morning and got back 
late Sunday evening, 

Ostend was sort of a small city, 
especially when compared to London, 
but had its own charm. There were a lot 
of litde shops selling clothes or choco- 
lates. 

The oddest thing I noticed were that 
there were a lot of dogs. Not just any 
dogs, but really small, petite dogs, that 
you could easily carry in a bag. 

I was really put off when I was 
shopping and noticed that the dog 
owners were bringing their pets into the 
stores. 

Strange, but apparendy not uncom- 
mon since I was the only one that 
seemed to notice. 

The next day we went to Brugge. We 
got a tour from a local Belgian, he took 
us around to all the historical spots 
around the city. 

My favorite story of the tour was 



about an old cannon with a Latin saying 
inscribed in the wall above it 

The story goes that a long time ago 
some foreign king wanted to invade 
Brugge. 

This king took his army and headed 
in for invasion when he realized he was 
far outmatched and proceeded to skip 
out as fast as he could. 

He was in such a hurry that he left 
behind one of his cannons, which was 
seized in victory by the Belgians. 

The Latin saying above the cannon 
describes the king's retreat with, "He 
came, he saw, he left." 

Belgium is basically known for four 
goods: lace, beer, chocolate, and mus- 
sells. So I bought a lace Christmas 
ornament for my mom, and bought 
chocolate. That was pretty much all 
there was to do. 

After lunch I decided to go off on 
my own for a while and ended up being 
lost for about two hours. 

The scariest thing was that I was lost 
among these deserted streets and alleys 
and there wasn't a single person in the 
area, nor could I hear any cars or hors- 
es. 

It was like being in a science fiction 
movie where you're the last person alive 
on Earth. 

The biggest news event in the last 
week has been a strike by the postal 
service. Therefore, the mail has 
stopped being delivered and there are 



many delays. 

I called my parents to warn them in 
case they had sent anything, but they 
assured me that they hadn't sent any 
mail nor had they plaimed to in the 
future, so not to worry. 

The mail here is dealt with different- 
ly than at home. Our mail is delivered to 
our residence halls, and from there is 
separated into hall boxes. So whenever 
you open the box for mail and get excit- 
ed that it might be for you, you are 
almost always disappointed. 

And consequendy die person who 
does get mail is secredy envied by 
everyone else on the hall. It's a lose-lose 
situation. 

I got my first grade back on Monday. 
It was a 67 for my Introduction to 
Linguistics class. I was shocked because 
I thought I had done good work. 

A classmate explained to me that the 
grading system is different in the UK, 
and that 67 is like an A- in the US, so I 
was relieved. Apparendy, English teach- 
ers rarely grade above the 70 mark. 

I'm very excited, because my twin 
brother, Donnie, who is a senior at 
George Mason University is going to be 
visiting me during the Thanksgiving 
break. He's a lot of fim to go around 
with and likes museums so it should be 
fion. 

It's something to look foward to, 
since I miss ftiy friends and family from 
home. 



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Longwood. The first two people with the 
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at elmiller@longwood.edu with the answers. 

1. On what date (day and year) was 
Longwood University (then known as 
The Farmville Female Seminary) 
founded? 

2. How did Longwood get its name? 

3. What year did Longwood become 
coeducational? 

4. Which residence halls are female only? 

5. Which building houses the President's 
Office? 

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St aff Wa ter 

After a successful production of 
Everyman, die theater department 
here at I^ngwood already has 
another show underway. 

Students and staff members 
are hard at work in preparation 
for On the Verge. 

Directed by Pam Arkin the 
cast includes Brad Tuggle, Anna 
Richardson, Courtney Kappel, 
Mel McConnel, Maggie 
Szydolwski, (stage manager), 
Kyle Ankiel, (assistant stage man- 
ager), Pat Ness, (costume design- 
er), and Eric Kogef. 

Set in 1888, the play focuses 
on three women explorers who 



have visions of the future. 

This play, as explained by Pam 
Arkin, promotes three "strong, 
intelligent, and adventurous" 
women characters. "We [women] 
have made great strides and this 
play highlights that," she said. 

The single male actor, Tuggle, 
has eight roles, which represent 
the relationships women have 
with men. 

Rehearsing since the beginning 
of October, the cast and crew 
have come a long way. 

The research that has gone 
into this show is endless. 

The strong language in the 
script has required hours of 
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ods. 

The actors are now "off 
book," meaning their lines are 
from memorization without the 
script. 

Although they've come far, 
there is still much to do before 
opening night on Wednesday, 
November 19, 2003. 

"It's a matter of rehearsing 
with the costumes. The girls 
aren't used to wearing corsets, 
petticoats, and long skirts. They 
need to continue practicing wear- 
ing their corsets and costumes," 
Szydolwski said. 

With its strong story line, beau- 
tiful language, and comical 
charm. On the Verge will definitely 
be a show you won't want to miss 
out on. 

"Despite the amount of work 
and time that goes into this show, 
working with Pam and the cast 
and crew is amazing. The script 
by itself is incredible, so add to it 
all the people making it come 
alive to make it the best show 
Longwood has seen in a long 
time," said Szydolwski. 



StacJeiQun 

Sttg Wrikr 

Eariy in this sci-fi film, director 
Danny Boyle presents disturbing 
images of chimpanzees .encag«i in 
a small, dusty laboratory. Civilians 
attempt to set the chimps free after 
learning about the location, but 
soon find these animals carry the 
infectious disease that is about to 
destroy all of London. 

The disease, transmitted throu^ 
blood, results in humans spewit^ 
blood, and becoming red-eyed, 
turbo-chaiged zombies on a hunt to 
kill those who enter their path. 

Honestly, let's cut to the chase. 
This mosie sucks! 

In the w>rds of one student heie 
at Longwxxl, "This had to be the 
worst movie ever made." And I 
wonder why: it was dhieaply made 
with camera an^cs so jostled diat 
scenes were more disoriented than 
they were scary. The music playing 
during the scenes frightened me 
more than zombies running around 
with red eyes. 

During the plot, die protagonist 
Jim, played by Gillian Murphy, 
wakes fi^om a coma in an empty 



hospital to discover dat he has skpt 
tliroi^ the whole orckaL 

If" the zombies attacked and 
infeaed those in the hos{«cal, why 
would they leave just him? Of 
course there must be a hero to cverv 
thriller. 

As the stor)' unfoUs, Jim finds 
that the streets of London are en^' 
except a few survivors he eventually 
teams up with. 

What is most distmtang is that no 
matter who die character is, Selena, 
one of the survivors, will beat them 
to death if she believes they are 
infected. 

Save your money, and do not 
attempt to sec the film. 

If you like to watch images of 
violence and gore, than diis is the 
film for you. But persoaally, as a fan 
of horror flicks, i was disappointed 
with die stor)' line and m^ the 
cheesy ending. If I had to give this 
movie a raring, I would give it 3 neg- 
ative stars for being the worst mode 
I have seen all summer. 

However, though I may not enjoy 
the film, you perhaps may disagree. 
The film can be rented at your local 
movie store and is rated R for strong 
violence and gore, nudity, language. 



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Sports 






November 6, 2003 



Munson, Powell Close C 



areers 



sports Information 

A pair of seniors closed-out their 
Ix)ngwood careers as Phoebe 
Munson and Gina Powell played 
their final matches for the 
lancers. 

Munson (74 career games) 
completed a record-setting 
four-years as the women's soc- 
cer program's career leader in 
goals (46) and points (111), 
ranking third in career assists 
(19). 

She also holds school-records 
for single-match goals (4) and 
assists (4). Powell (74 career 
games) finished her career with 
seven goals and five assists for 1 9 
points. 

Longwood was 51-19-4 
(.716%) over the past four years. 
Ix)ngwood enjoyed two separate 
three-game winning streaks this 



season, and earned two wins 
over Division I competition - 
defeating Elon Universit}' 2A 




and Virginia Military Institute 5- 
1. 

Overall, the Lancers were 2-3- 
1 against their six Division I 
opponents this season. 

Unfortunately, this is the first 



time since the program began in 
1994 (5-6-0) that the squad did 
not reach at least 10 wins in a 
season. 

However, 1 0-year veteran 
head coach Todd Dyer, a 1993 
graduate of Longwood, has 
compiled an impressive career 
coaching record of 123-53-9 for 
a winning percentage of .689 
percent since beginning the pro- 
gram 1 years ago. 

Longwood could return as 
many as 22 letterwinners for the 
2004 campaign as the Lancers 
will enter the second year of the 
institution's four-year reclassifi- 
cation period toward Division I 
certification in 2007. 

Longwood will be required to 
meet the Division I scheduling 
requirements next year, including 
a minimum of 11 Division I 
opponents in women's soccer. 



Field Hockeij Team Ends 
Season witk Two Victories 



Sports Injormation 

The Longwood University field 
hockey team finished out the 2003 
season with two. home victories over 
Roanoke and CW. Post The Lancers 
finished the season with an overall 
record of 8-11, including a 2-1 home 
mark and 3-0 in neutral territory. 

On Monday, the I-anccrs battied 
through rainy conditions and man- 
aged to upend visiting Roanoke 
Collie 6-1 on Barlow Field. Senior 
midfielder Erin Sixsmith (Alexandria, 
Va./West Potomac) started off the 
Lancers' scoring nine minutes into 



die first half off of a pass frcMn firesh- 
man midfielder Katy Lcrnihan 
(Fredericksburg, Va. /Chancellor). 
Junior forward Lorrie Watts 
(Frederickburg, Va./Staffofc^ scored 
at the 23:95 mark when she dribbled 
past die goalie and shot die ball into 
the back of the cage. Sophomore 
midfielder Alexis Ramey 

(Westminster, Calif /Marina) made it 
3-0 going into the half connecting on 
a cross fi:om sophomore midfielder 
Marina Sizow (Virginia Beach, 
Va./Kempsville). Ramey and Si2ow 

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Equestrian Team Competes in Two Sliows 



WillPettus event. 

Sports Editor The team is coached by KC 

Heran of Boston, Mass. They 
The Longwood University eques- have four more IHSA shows this 
trian team competed in their sec- year. The next one will be held 
ond and third IHSA 
(Intercollegiate Horse Show 
Association) show of the 
2003-04 season this past week- 
end at Randolph-Macon 
Woman's College and Hollins 
Universit}'. 

On Friday October 31 
twelve riders from the 
Longwood equestrian team 
competed against Bridgewater 
College, Holhns University, 
James Madison University, 
Lynchburg College, Radford 
Universit)', Randolph-Macon 
Woman's College, The 
University of Virginia, and 
Washington and Lee 
University at the Randolph- 
Macon Woman's College rid- 
ing center in Lynchburg, 
Virginia. Caitlin Moore with her Third Pla 

The members rode in both fibbon at last Friday's show. 
over fence jumping events and 




on the flat walk and canter events. 
Eight riders placed in these events. 
On Sunday, November 2, the 
riders from the Longwood eques- 
trian team rode at Hollins 
University against a number of 
region IV teams 



November 15 at JMU's riding cen- 
ter. 

There are still spots available on 
the team for any student interest- 
ed in English Riding. 

You may contact either Cariy 
Buttram at 



Six of the Longwood team cabuttra@longwood.edu or Jenn 
members placed in this IHSA Farneth at 



jvfarnet@longwood.edu if you are 
interested in joining the team. 

Results from Randolph Macon 
Women's College show on Friday: 
Carly Buttram: 2nd in Advanced 
Walk/Trot/Canter 
Caitlin Moore: 3rd in Novice 
Equitation on flat 
Erin Konrad: 6th in Advanced 
Walk/Trot/Canter 
Erin Wilson: 2nd in Advanced 
Walk/Trot/Canter 
Jenn Farneth: 2nd in Advanced 

Walk/Trot/Canter 

Tricia Engle: 4th in 

walk/trot 

Emily Hillard: 5th in 

walk/trot 

Alex McCabe: 6th in 

Advanced Walk/Trot/Canter 

Results of the Hollins 
^ University show: 
I Katherine Sammons: 6th in 
■f"- Intermediate equitation over 
^ fences and 6th in intermedi- 

ce ate flat 

Kate Brandenburg: 2nd in 
novice equitation over fences 

Andrea Noseck: 5th in novice 

equitation over fences 

Tiffany Smith: 4th in Advanced 

Walk/Trot/Canter 

Erin Konrad: 3rd in Advanced 

Walk/Trot/Canter 

Erin Wilson: 5th in Advanced 

Walk/Trot/Canter 

Tricia Engle: 5tfi in W^k/Trot 





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Sports 



Week Nine Develops Plaijoy Pictures 



Pat Sullivan 

St aff Wri ter 

It's the end of week nine and 
everyone has played at least half 
of their regular season games 
and the playoff picture is start- 
ing to come in a litdc more 
clearly, which is more than can 
be said for some teams quarter- 
back position. 

Two teams, the Broncos who 
lost to NEPATS and the Raiders 
who lost to Detroit, are playing 
with their third string quarter- 
backs due to injuries. 

Also, if Patrick Ramsey con- 
tinues to have to leave games 
for medical attention, 

Washington might soon get 
added to this list. 

Even after a bye week in 
Cleveland the debate over 
J Couch and Holcombe still rages 
on. 

Two teams that seemed to 
have settled their problems at 
quarterback are Chicago who 
won against San Diego with 
Chris Chandler and St. Louis 
with Marc Bulger even after 



their lose to San Francisco. 

Speaking of San Francisco, 
some fans may now join in 
Terrell Owens call for Tim 
Rattey to replace Pro-Bowler 
Jeff Garcia. 

If the formerly 6-0 Vikings 
drop a third game after the loss 
against the Packers this week, it 
will be interesting to see how 
long it takes fans to start chant- 
ing Gus Frerotte's name. 

Elsewhere around the NFL 
two powerhouses, the Colts 
and Dolphins, played with the 
Colts winning. Indianapolis 
managed a win against the 
Dolphins. 

In a battle between the two 
New York teams that share a 
stadium in New Jersey, the 
Giants managed to beat the Jets 
in overtime. 

Houston was able to pull out 
yet another fourth quarter win 
against Carolina. 

The current Super Bowl 
champs again fail to win back- 
to-back games as former 
Cav^er Aaron Brooks and the 
Saints trash the Buccaneers. 



The Ravens were able to 
extend their AFC North lead 
with a win against the struggling 
Jaguars and losses by Cincinnati 
and Pittsburgh to Arizona and 
Seattle, respectively. 

Player of the Week: If cruel 
irony is your thing, check this 
out. Michael Vick is suffering 
from the same injury that side- 
lined Donavon McNabb for 
eight weeks last year and 
returned just in time to beat 
Vick and Falcons in the play- 
offs. 

McNabb scorched the 
Falcons secondary again to get 
312 yards and his first touch- 
down pass to a wide receiver, 
not to mention a win. 

Tell Me When: ... will 
Michael Vick come back? After 
Atlanta's loss to Philly it 
becomes clear they need Vick. 
Problem is, Vick doesn't feel up 
to coming back even though his 
wounds are healed and he's fin- 
ished with rehab. The former 
Hokie says he will be ready by 
Dec. 7, maybe. Suck it up Mike 
and get out there! 



HOCKEYcontdp.lO 

teamed up to score again early in 
the second half, giving Longvwxxi a 
4-0 advantage. Sophomore mid- 
fielder Julie Price (Stafford, 
Va./North Stafford) put one in the 
net at the 50:50 mark as sophomore 
forward Sarah Hitchings (Virginia 
Beach, Va./Kempsville) crossed the 
ball into the middle of the field. 
Sixsmith scored Longwood's final 
goal, co.nverting a pass from Price 
at the 60:50 mark. Roanoke's lone 
goal was the result of Kelly Lyons 
connecting on a penalty shot with 
less than three minutes left. 

Sophomore keeper Julie 
Patterson (Esmont, Va./ 
Monticello) racked up three saves 
for the Lancers, all in the second 
half, while Maroon keeper Beth 
Litchy tallied three as well. 
Longwood held the advantage in 
shots 16-4 and in penalty corners 
15-9. 

On Sunday, Longwood ended 
the season on a positive note, 
defeating visiting C.W. Post 1-0 on 
Senior Day at Barlow Field. 

During the first period of action, 
Watts failed to convert a penalt)' 
shot three minutes into the game. 
Both teams continued to battle the 
remainder of die first stanza and 



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into the second period. Just as it was 
looking like the teams were going 
into overtime, Watts converted a 
cross from Price with seven minutes 
left to give Longxx^xxi the 1-0 victo- 
ry. 

Longwood held die advantage on 
shots 12-8 and penalty corners 9-6. 
Watts led Longvwxxi with 5 shots, 
followed by freshman forward Jen 
Hawkins (Virginia Beach, Va./Cox) 
and Ramey with two each. Patterson 
played all 70 minutes for the Lancers 
and recorded four saves. Pioneer 
keeper Christy Gardner tallied nine 
saves in 70 minutes. 

Longwood continued to bring up 
the last line a balanced scoring 
attack througji the end of the season 
with 11 Lancers having found the 
back of the net this season. Watts 
led the Lancers with eight goals and 
seven assists, which puts her in sec- 
ond place nationally. Ramey and 
sophomore forward Echo Naugle 
(Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne) 
are next with seven goals. Price has 
six goals, v/hilQ Hawkins has five. 
Sixsmith is second on the squad 
with six assists, followed by 
Hawkins and Price with four. 

In goal, Patterson ranks third 
nationally in saves this season with 
182 stops in 1,290 minutes and has a 
saves percentage of .771. 



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Teddij Dear Run is a Success 



Kelly Fischer and Stacey Kluttz 

Stciff Wnters 

The 2 1 St Annual Teddy Bear . 
Run was held on November 
1st, 2003 at the Richmond 
Children's Hospital. 

Ever}' Fall, the Richmond 
Children's Hospital holds the 
event to collect teddy bears 
for the children at the hospital. 
The Teddy Bear Run is spon- 
sored by the Blue Knights and 
Kappa Delta Sororit^'. 

The Blue Knights are a 
motorcycle club of law 
enforcement officers and they 
participate in the parade bf 
motorcycles and classic cars 
that occurs on the day of 
Teddy Bear Run. 

There were up to 1,000 
motorcycles and cars involved 
in the parade, and afterwards 
Kappa Delta Sorority was 
invited for a tour of the hos- 
pital and lunch. 

They have donated more 
than $1 million doUars to the 

Qxticer Sandij s Gonna 

Kick Your Ass 
And now so can many 

Longwood students 

On October 2Isr Lambda Alpha 
Rpsilon, the criminal justice 
honor society at b)ng\Aood, host- 
ed a self ciefetise seminar for all 
members of the l.'niversitv com- 
munity. 

The photograph shows 
IxmgVk'ood public safetv officer 
Sandra B. Mail detiionstrating the 
technique to escape from a hear 
hug from someone u'ho is much 
bigger than the victim. 

The bear-hugger is l,.A.I->. 
Vicc-Fresidc^nt Brian Bowman. 
Approximately .^0 persons attend- 
ed the seminar. 

i..A.K. meets Tuesdays at 8:00 
p.m. in the L)ng\vood fibrarv to 
discuss criminal justice issues. 

1-or specific meeting infortna- 
ti<m, contact the society at 
r'CdS.Vvinator^a^hormail rnm 



Children's Hospital. Other 
regional area chapters of 
Kappa Delta were there along 
with Longwood's Alpha 
Chapter; Kappa Deltas from 
Lynchburg, UVA, and UNC 
Wilmington. 

The parade of Blue Knights 
began at 1 p.m. and continued 
until 2:30 p.m. in the after- 
noon. 

Several Kappa Deltas joined 
in the fun by hopping on the 
backs of the motorcycles and 
riding through the parade. 

The Children's Hospital 
also has other events for the 
kids such as a Halloween Party 
and an Easter Egg Hunt in the 
spring. 

If anyone wants to contact 
the Hospital for possible treat- 
ment, the website is 
http: / /childrensh osp-rich - 
mond.org. 

There is a contact sheet on 
the website as well as all the 
treatment information avail- 
able at the Hospital. 




Waiting for Pirate Booty! (ARRR) Since 1920 



November 13, 2003 




Nomini Hall Dig Done by 101 Honors Antkropologtj Class 

On October 23, 2003, Dr. James Jordan led his Honors Introduction to Anthropolog)' class to 
Westmoreland County on an archaeologicai excavation at Nomini Hall. 

The Arnest family, descendants of the famous Carter family of Virginia, currently lives at Nomini 
Hail. The smdents resided at die Longwood farm donated by longwood Alumni Mary Farley Ames 
Lee. 

During the three day trip, the students visited many historical sites including the Yecomico Church, 
the birthplace of George Washington, the childhood home of General Robert E. Lee, and the remains 
of a slave cemetery near Nomini Hail. 

Here, the students are shown digging at the location chosen for this semester's trip. They are exca- 
vating what is believed to be the remnants of one of the cabins of over 500 slaves owned by the Carter 
famil}'. 



New Men's Basketball Head Coack 



Amanda Segni 

Staff Writer 

Besides the excitement of 
moving into Division I status, 
Longwood University also 
welcomes the arrival of the 
new Men's Basketball Head 
Coach, IVIike Gillian. 

Gillian came to Longwood 
this year from George Mason 
Universit)', where he spent six 
years as an Assistant Head 
Coach. 

Gillian jumped at the 
opportunity to come to 
Longwood, not only for the 
chance to become a Head 
Coach, but also, he said, "For 
the opportunity to be a 
Division I Head Coach." 

This will be a transitional 
year for Longwood Basketball, 
slowly mo\dng into Division I 
status and adjusting to this 



level of playing. 

"Next year will be the first 
full Division I year in terms of 
schools we play," Gillian stat- 
ed. 

Longwood will be plajing 
against three Division I teams 
tills season, including Radford 
University, South Carohna 
State, and Liberty University. 

"Those [Division I teams] 
will be some of our toughest 
games," Gillian remarks. 

When asked what he sees 
for this season, Gillian replies, 
"All of the teams will be qual- 
ity opponents, so it is hard to 
say who will be better than 
others." 

However, Gillian was quick 
to add, "Other than the 
Division I games, Hampden- 
Sydney will be our toughest 
opponent." 

Despite this new Division I 



status and games with new and 
challenging opponents, Gillian 
is optimistic about this season 
and the seasons to come. 

"I plan to teach and coach 
them in a way to be success- 
ful," Gillian stated. 

Gillian is preparing his team 
for the new and exciting 
change to. Division I and 
believes Longwood can be suc- 
cessful in this venture. 

, "Since we are moving into 
Division I, we are going to 
continue to recruit players that 
can play at that level in order to 
be successfiil," Gillian said. 

He is enjoying life in 
Farmville and loves working at 
Longwood, as well as with the 
Men's Basketball team. 

Gillian said, "I love the 
working environment and all 
the progress that is being 
made." 



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Editorial 




rom 




November 13, 2003 



Editor 




If you are like me, or most sen- 
iors in college around die coun- 
try, you've been dunking about 
what to do after graduation. 

Personally, I've been contem- 
plating graduate school, but I 
have no clue where to apply or if 
the schools I like will even admit 
me. 

There is the choice of going 
out of state, but then tuition and 
fees double. 

When every penny is coming 
out of my pocket I have to take 



the money issue into considera- 
tion, not to mention the cost of 
finding a place to live. 

I've never really considered 
getting a real job after gradua- 
tion, I just figured I would go to 
grad school, wait tables to pay 
my way through classes, and 
find a job when I'm getting 
ready to graduate with a master's 
degree. 

It never occurred to me that I 
might not get into a school, or I 
might not find a school I like in 
time for the application dead- 
line. 

Sure I could move to 
Richmond, like everyone else 
that graduates, and try to find a 
job in the Fan, but I would like 
to expand my horizons beyond 
central Virginia. 



The thought of moving back on a park bench every night, 
in with my parents is just way It's really scary knowing that 
too scary. the future is so unsure, and that I 

I know a lot of people do it, have limited control over what's 
but I just can't bring myself to going to be thrown in my direc- 
diat. tion. 

I love my parents to death, There is no telling what is 
and I know they will be there to going to happen, so I guess I 
support me no matter what Qust better keep my schedule book 
like most parents would) but the 
idea of them breathing down 
my neck to get a real job, or 
reapply to graduate school 
would be too much for me to 
handle. 

So that leaves me with what? 
Packing my backpack and mov- 
ing to a larger metropolis only 
to live in a cardboard box? 

As appealing as that sounds, 
I'll try to find another route that 
would keep me from sleeping 



open 
years. 



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Money Well Spent? How is Your Tuition Being Used? 



Willard A. Vaughn 

Opinion Editor 

Since I have been a student at 
this school, tuition has gone up 
significantly. I can't remember 
the exact percentage, but I do 
know that I (or rather the nice 
student loan people) have paid at 
least double what my tuition was 
my freshman year. 

Having said that, it's interest- 
ing to me what litde improve- 
ment has been made with my 
extra money. Other than campus 
beautification projects, I do not 
see any significant improvement 
on anything that distinguishes a 
university from a college. 

To me, the difference is in two 
things. The first is the type and 
diversit}' of classes and programs 
offered. The second is the over- 
all living conditions of the stu- 
dents on campus. 

I do, however, acknowledge 
that Longwood has made signifi- 
cant strides in increasing the 
diversity of classes. I believe just 
this year alone, a strong criminal 
justice program was started, as 
well as a not so strong military 
science program. I believe that 
these two programs are a huge 
benefit to the campus and I hope 
to see more programs like this in 



the future. 

The problem is that two pro- 
grams were cut from the budget 
that not too many schools offer. 
Furthermore, for some, these 
programs were cut right in the 
middle of their college careers. 
The result was that the people 
that were in these programs had 
to either transfer, or go into 
something that they may not have 
necessarily wanted to go into. 
This, of course, does nothing to 
boost student morale. 

Secondly, this school has virm- 
ally no funding for research proj- 
ects or clinics that would enhance 
a student's practical learning 
experience. This is a particular 
problem because most programs 
now require an internship of 
some sort. Therefore, what hap- 
pens is that advisors are forced to 
stretch the imagination of what is 
considered an internship. For 
example, when I asked what I 
couldn't do for my internship in 
Psychology, my advisor replied 
"wait tables." 

There are, however, many clin- 
ics not affiliated with Longwood 
diat offer internships. But these 
spots are normally reserved for 
the elite 4.0 GPA persons. 
General love for the major is not 



taken into consideration. 

I've always .stated that 
Longwood did this whole 
University thing backwards. I 
have finally, through heated dis- 
cussions with many people on 
campus, changed my stance on 
the Brock Commons project. I 
still think that the school was a 
bit too hasty with its university 
designation. Furthermore, I do 
believe that they went headfirst 
into the campus beautification 
projects without really trying to 
address the aesthetic needs that 
should have been taken care of 
first. The residence halls. 

I was finally fortunate enough 
this year to live in a residence hall 
that had the essential heating and 
air conditioning, both of which I 
can actually adjust to my comfort 
level. But some of my fellow stu- 
dents are not as formnate. 

Additionally, I do think it's 
unfortunate that smaU things can- 
not get fixed in residence halls. 
The blinds on my window have 
seen better days. It has now got- 
ten to the point where they can 
no longer close all the way When 
asked if they could be replaced, 
the facihties worker replied 
"housing won't let me do that." 

That's unfortunate. 



November 13, 2003 



Otinion 



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"If you're not mad, you're nm paying attention!" 



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Are Oif Campus Students Being Over Ckarged? 



Trudy Berry 

Guest Writer 



I occupied a Longwood-man- 
aged Stanley Park apartment 
for two semesters; sharing 
that apartment with another 
graduate student for the first 
semester and having it to 
myself the second. 

I paid a $100 room damage 
deposit, and on April 30; I 
signed an exit inspection 
accepting 'damage' to two 
walls for $25 each. 

The inspector told me 'he' 
won't like your patch job of 
the pinholes. I made the mis- 
take of not asking why 'he' 
liked the two-inch eyesore of 
a patch job 'he' left in a wall 
for me to live with. 

I guess 'he' liked the filthy 
carpet that hadn't been sham- 
pooed as well. We turned the 
bottoms of our feet or socks 
black because of the dirt. I 
guess 'he' also liked the dirty 
kitchen floor, the dirty oven, 
the filthy bathtubs; all of 
which 'he' must have felt were 
acceptable for us to live with. 

I verbally denied the dirty 
bathtub charge because it was 
listed on the move-in inspec- 
tion and I informed inspector 
that I left it cleaner than when 
I moved in. I also mentioned 
leaving the kitchen floor 
cleaner than when I moved in. 

In July, I attempted to log 
onto WIN to check my grade 
for a summer course, and I 
was denied because a Hold 
Flag was due to $310 worth of 
room damage! 

I hit the roof I know how 
to take care of property, espe- 
cially property that is not 
mine, and I did not damage 
that apartment. 

I appealed the charges on 
grounds that my exit inspec- 
tion declared $50 worth of 
damage, and that any damage 
to the coffee table, window or 
window screen, the other 



walls, and whatever other 
damages they came up with 
(if they, in fact, existed) 
occurred between the time I 
exited on April 30th and the 
day 'they' looked at the 
apartment. 

In August I received an e- 
mail from, I believe. Student 
Accounts, requesting pay- 
ment of $210, diat they had 
sent me a previous request 
and were reminding me of 
the Hold Flag. I replied that 
I had not received any previ- 
ous notification, that I had 
appealed the charges and 
had not been notified of the 
results. 

I e-mailed the Housing 
Office, where they assured 
me they approved my appeal 
and that Student Accounts 
would remove the charges 
and Hold Flag. 

I asked Housing if that 
meant I'd receive my $50 
refund. They replied they'd 
let me know as soon as they 
heard from Student 
Accounts. 

In mid-October, as I sat, 
literally with $23 to my name 
because the second half of 
my Student Loan that 
Financial Aid said I'd receive 
earlier in the month had still 
not arrived, I remembered 
that Student Accounts owed 
me $50. 

I asked Housing if they'd 
heard from Student 
Accounts yet. They contact- 
ed Smdent Accounts and let 
me know that they said, "All 
charges were removed. 
Nothing due." Many of my 
professors can tell you that I 
am dyslexic when it comes 
to math... I turn numbers 
and formulas upside down 
and backwards. 

Even so, I can compute 
that $100 deposit minus $50 
appealed and approved, and 
removal of the additional 
$210 damage charges equals 



a $50 refund. 

All was setded in half a day; 
I received my $50 refund (and 
did, finally, receive my student 
loan); however, I must ask: did 
'he' charge me for the same 
holes in the wall and same 
'dirty' mb etc. that 'he' charged 
the previous occupant... and 
the occupant before that? 

Did Housing charge the first 
student and each successive 
student for the very same dam- 
age(s)? I ask myself, how many 
of those students graduated, 
moved on and away, and were 
unwilling or unable, to refute 
the charges? 

How many of those stu- 
dents, whether they graduated 
or simply moved to a different 
apartment, were simply oblivi- 
ous to the charges and paid 
them to be able to register for 
classes? 

And I ask: who is profiting 
from these collected charges? 
Putting a drop of spackle on a 
pinhole does not take $25 
worth of material, time, and 
labor. ..because they certainly 
do not paint the wall after- 
wards. 

And Jf_ .'they' collected 
money for a dirty bathtub from 
the previous occupant, why 
was it still dirt}' when I moved 
in? 

Is Longwood profiting from 
these collected charges? Or is 
Longwood the middleman, 
collecting and turning over 
these funds to the property 
owners? 

Tf the latter, does Longwood 
receive a percentage of these 
paid charges? What about 
Longwood-m an aged 
Residence Halls? Is this also 
the practice on campus? 
Whatever the answers to all my 
questions may appear to be, 
whether this practice is deliber- 
ate or an oversight, this entire 
process warrants investigation 
and audit. 



props and drops 



Props; 

-To finishing papers on time 

-To being given extentions on those that can't be finished on 

time 

- Dope Wars 

- The songs stuck in my head 

- To the sunny warm weather.. may it continue 

- To not being the only one in the tennis class that can't play 

- Emily Dickenson 
Drops: 

- To professors who are scrambling to collect grades from their 
students and are assigning tons of work 

- To Orange Colored Tests and their after effects 

- To unscheduled Exams 

- To chipmunks and their nuts 

- To people that deface library books 



Speak Oil t 

Wkat can be done to improve campus 

morale? 




"More advertisements about 

[athletic] games going on on 

campus." 

"Sarah Dasilva, fnshmam 



"Have more activities Uke 

Midnight Madness." 
-Jenny Munden, Freshman 





"A football team/ 
-Kristen Durette, Freshman 



'More unit}' among organiza- 
tions. 
-Cole Hoyd, Sophomore 



>^'--x>- <«'ft<.«.s^A.a< 




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News 



November 13, 2003 



UMI Students Impress Emploijers Witk False Organizations Two Sopkomor^ Turn Vegetauntan 



V-Wm 

Students are always iootcing for 
ways to spruce up their resumes to 
ingress potential employers and 
graduate schools. But some 
University of Michigan students are 
gaining an edge over other appli- 
cants by creating fake student 
oiganizadons for the sole purpose 
of filling out their applications. 

According to one LSA sopho- 
more, many Business School appli- 
cants have been creating University 
clubs meant to improve the content 
on their resumes. "I think that this 
is so unfair for those people who 
(apply) fair and square," said the 
student, who asked to remain 
anonymous. 

One such club at the University 
was founded by her friend, she said. 
"But this club doesn't do anything, 
it is just a waste of another club," 
she added. The six members of the 
dub registered themselves under 
the different club positions, such as 
president and vice president, which 
they would eventually write on their 
Business School apphcations in 
order to improve them. 

"I asked seniors who are in the 
Business School and they said that 
this has been going on since God 
knows when," she said. 

Michigan Student Assembly 
administrative assistant Amy 
McGovern said students possibly 
could register a club under MSA 
that holds no club activities and is 
instead used to boost the members' 
resumes. "A club doesn't have to 
have a function according to the 
(MSA) guidebook," McGovern 
added. 

"Groups must contain five 
(University) students, and we check 
everyone through their University 



of Michigan identification. It's the 
only way of verification we have. 
We don't monitor the groups." 

Registering a student oi^aniza- 
rion under MSA is not necessary 
for a club to exist at the University. 
"It's a voluntary process," 
McGovern said. Clubs who do reg- 
ister with MSA gain privileges such 
as funding and room usage, but 
there are also many clubs on cam- 
pus that have not registered. 

Even though no stipulations 
explicidy state that dubs must have 
an established purpose, McGovern 
said MSA could disband groups 
that do not hold any meetings. 

She explained if an organiza- 
tion's name does not accurately 
describe the activities of the club, 
MSA can cancel it. Because of this, 
an organization registered under 
MSA that does not hold any activ- 
ities at all could be misleading of 
its dub's name and then could be 
revoked of its MSA privileges. 

Furthermore, MSA Treasurer 
Elliot Wells-Reid said if a club is 
misusing its MSA funds, the 
assembly can not only revoke the 
dub's status, but also issue a fine. 

"But a lot of this (club validity) 
relies on honesty," added 
McGovern. 

University admissions officers 
also have to rely on the honesty of 
its applicants when admitting stu- 
dents. University spokeswoman 
Julie Peterson said no university 
could check every reference on all 
the applications it receives. "We 
have to rely on the honor system," 
she added. 

This year, undergraduate admis- 
sions at the University have 
attempted to prevent students 
from falsifying extra-curricular 
activities on their applications. 



Peterson said die undergraduate 
application now asks students to Ust 
the clubs they have joined in order 
of their importance to them, mak- 
ing it more detailed and harder to 
falsify. 'Tliis provides a more per- 
sonal view for us, and then they 
also have to write something about 
why it's important to them," she 
said. 

James Hayes, assodate director 
of admissions at the undergraduate 
Business School, said the school 
checks its applicants' transcripts 
and recommendations on a random 
basis. But the Business School does 
not verify information about club 
involvement. "We just don't have 
enough time. There's not enough 
man power," Hayes said. 

But Hayes said extracurricular 
information about the student is 
still very important to the applica- 
tion process. 

The Career Center at the 
University also does not verify the 
resumes of its registered students. 
Lynne Sebille-White, assistant 
director of recruitment services at 
the Career Center, said the large 
number of students registered 
there makes checking them all 
impossible. "However, before stu- 
dents can register they have to read 
and agree to a falsification agree- 
ment, attesting that they under- 
stand all the statements they pro- 
vide (to the career center) have to 
be true," she said. 

"If it is found that they have vio- 
lated the policy, then there are seri- 
ous ramifications," she said. 
Students in violation can no longer 
use the Career Center's services. 

Sebille-White said students 
should be aware that employers 
thoroughly verify the information 
of its employees. 




-1978- 



This arH(k otigutalijf apptand in the 
DectMber 5, 1978 issue &f The 
Rotunda. 

Vox some college students, a 
perfect meal might consist of a 
Quarter Blunder, a lai^c Coke, 
and french fides (with extra salt 
and ketchup). But for others, 
the Golden Ardics only sym- 
bolize Junk Food Patadisc. 

If you question whether or 
not the food you eat is healhy 
for you, you might be interested 
in what sophomores Celeste 
Rodriguez and Jeanne Nolte 
decided to do about their diet 

They are both vegetarians - 
Celeste has been for three years 
and Jeanne became one this 
scmseter. 

Their diet consists of fruits, 
ve^tabies, cheese, eggs, whole 
grain cereals, rice, and some- 
times tunafish. 

Some "veggies" let chicken 
and fish remain in their diet 
because they do not have the 
&t that pork and beef have, yet 
they contain about the same 
amount of nutrients. 

Jeanne explained that she 
torned vegetarian because she 
wanted to become more aware 
of what she was eating. "I've 



lost weight since I started and I 
fed better, physically and psy- 
cholc^cally. 

'*Whcn I used to eat meat, I 
would usually leave out the veg- 
etables and cat seconds or 
thirds of the meat and starchy 
foods. I was probably missing 
out on a lot of important vita- 
mins," -^ 

She has found that she can 
eat more and still lose weight. 
She watches against foods with 
refined st^ar and instead uses 
honey or brown sugar as sweet- 
eners. 

Celeste commented that not 
just, anyone can turn vegetarian. 

"Some people enjoy meat too 
much to do without it. The 
Dining Hall should become 
more aware of the people who 
are conscious of what they eat," 

Some of her suggestions 
induded more of a variety of 
vegetables, serving a tossed 
salad at least once a day, serving 
dark breads at each meal, having 
fruit juices available as well as 
soft drinks, and fruit for dessert 
for those that don't want cake 
or pie. 

Jeanne expressed it well when 
she said, "I have become very 
picky about what I eat and I 
think it's good because my body 
deserves to be treated right." 



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Catck tke Spirit: Pat Barber, Ckemistry Extraordinaire 



Jennifer Wall 

LU Public Relafions 

For over 25 years Pat Barber, 
professor and co-director of 
chemistry, has been a true 
spirit of education. 

"I love to see students 
come alive," said Barber. "I 
create opportunities and then 
stand back and watch as they 
make the most of them." 

Outside of Longwood, 
Barber has been known as a 
crystal grower and has 
attracted international inter- 
est. 

His theories, research data, 
and computerized calcula- 
tions have been shared with 
scientists all around the 
world. 

His research has been used 
by several prestigious institu- 
tions, including the NASA- 
Langley Research Center. 

Each academic year Barber 
concentrates on teaching, 
and each summer he con- 



ducts research at larger facili- 
ties. 

This has enabled his stu- 
dents to work on a variety of 
projects, all involving the 
structure of matter. 

These projects have 
included preventing radiolog- 
ical contamination of paint- 
ed ship surfaces, new batter- 
ies for electric cars, structural 
analyses of metals in sub- 
marines, thermodynamic 
analyses of fuels in marine 
gas tubine engines, the 
growth and analysis of com- 
pound semiconductors 
grown in the normal gravity 
of earth and microgravity of 
space, and improved solubili- 
ty of ibuprofen. 

His work has taken him 
and his students overseas. 

He has studied at the 
Liquid Crystal Institute at 
Martin Luther University in 
Halle in former East 
Germany and at the CSIC 
Centers for Crystal Growth 




in Barcelona and Granada in 
Spain. 

Barber's eyes light up when 



East Germany in the early 
90s. 

Patrick George Barber was 
born in Santa Barbara, 
California, and attended 
pubic schools throughout the 
United States, including ones 
in Hawaii, California, 
Kansas, Washington, and 
Virginia. 

He earned his Bachelor of 
Science degree in chemistry 
from Stanford University in 
1964. After graduating from 
Stanford, Barber completed 
his graduate studies at 
Cornell University. 

In 1969 he accepted a 
post-doctoral position in the 
Department of Chemistry at 
Duke University. 

In 1971 he was hired by 
the newly opened Southside 
Virginia Community College. 

He joined Longwood in 
1978. He has served as 
director and co-director of 



he discusses taking a group of chemistry for more than two 
Chemistry Club students to decades. 



While at Stanford, physical 
education was required for 
graduation: one team sport 
and one individual sport. 

At that time there were 
three men to one woman. 

Barber decided that the 
best individual physical edu- 
cation course would be one 
where he might meet a nice 
young lady. Folk Dancing. 

His love for Scottish 
Country Dancing began in 
this course. 

Scottish Country Dancing 
developed in America when 
the Scots came to settle in 
Western Appalachia. 

Few dancing masters came 
to the wilds of America so 
the few who came had to do 
what never would be accept- 
able in their home country, 
shout instructions, a precur- 
sor to Square Dancing, 

He is a lifetime member of 
the Royal Scottish Country 
Dance Society in Edinbur^, 
Scotland. 



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Features 



PAGE? 



Letters From London 



Paula Nusbaum 

Skywriter 

I've had both a good and bad 
week. 

The bad part of my week 
had to do with my school- 
work. I had three papers due 
in two days and had to rush to 
get everything done on time. 

I'm not used to working on 
papers in public computer 
rooms, so it was really hard for 
me to concentrate. 

The good part is that half 
of my coursework is complet- 
ed, and I have a while until the 
next paper is due. 

Because of my 
papers I didn't get the 
chance to do much 
earlier in the week. 
Last Thursday after 
turning in my papers, 
I decided to go to a 
musical. So I went 
down to Leicester 
Square and got half 
priced tickets for a 
matinee of Thoroughly 
Modern Millie, which 
just premiered here 
three weeks ago. It 
was a fun play and 
relieved a lot of the 
stress I had earlier in 
the week. 

On Friday, I went to Covent 
Garden and the London 
Transport Museum. Covent 
Garden was strange, but cool. 

They had all these street 
performers on the pedestrian- 
ized streets. Some of the acts 
included a man making bird 
sounds and a man painted and 
dressed in gold on a bicycle 
who would stay in a frozen 
position until someone paid 
him and then pop into a new 
position. 

The Transport Museum was 
okay. It basically had a lot of 
transportation vehicles on dis- 
play, such as old buses, parts 
of the tube, and taxis. 

It was more geared for chil- 
dren, so I didn't get much out 
of it. I've started reading the 
local paper, , The Evening 
Standard^ and magazines dur- 
ing the week. 

In almpst every single paper 
and magazine I buy there is 



some mention of soccer star 
David Beckam and his wife, 
former Spice Giri, Victoria. 

The British are completely 
obsessed with this couple, 
unlike anything I have ever 
seen in the US. I don't think 
even Michael Jordan got this 
much during the height of his 
fame. 

There is a lot of tension on 
my hall now. I'm not sure if 
it's the fact that there are 12 
girls in constant proximity of 
each other or the differences 
in culture that is causing all 
this tension, but it's starting to 
escalate. 




It's difficult for me because 
I was an RA for over two years 
at home and am used to taking 
charge of a situation and 
resolving conflict, but doing 
that here would immerse me 
into the conflict, which is 
something I'm trying to avoid. 

A major source of the 
problems is the Spanish 
group. l!^he majority of the 
arguments are over the cleanli- 
*^ ness of the kitchen, noise, and 
smoking, not too dissimilar 
from conflicts in US residence 
halls. 

On Sunday, I went off on 
my own to do more sightsee- 
ing. First I went to Sigmund 
Freud's last house. 

After being exiled from 
Austria, Freud setded in 
London. He lived there a year 
before dying of an ailment. 
The house was set up as it 
would have been if Freud still 
lived there. 

They had his famous couch 



on display in his study. I was 
most interested in the fact that 
a lot of Freud's possessions 
were not linked to psychiatry. 

I know that sounds rather 
obvious, but sometimes when 
you think of someone famous 
you only picture him in a one- 
dimensional context, so that 
with Freud I only thought of 
him as a pioneer in psychiatry. 
Freud seemed to have a 
wide interest in historical fig- 
urines and objects. It was odd 
seeing images of Freud in the 
last stages of his life, because 
he appeared so weak and frail 
from his illness in the film. 

When I studied 
psychiatry in high 
school, I had always 
seen pictures of 
Freud as very confi- 
dent and healthy, at 
the height of his 
fame, so it took me 
aback to see images 
of him in any other 
way. 

I also went to John 
Keats' house. Keats 
was a Romantic poet, 
who was very suc- 
cessful but died very 
young at the age of 
25. He lived in the 
Hamstead house for a year 
with a friend of his, and he 
met his future wife in that 
neighborhood. 

I wanted to see the house 
mainly because the garden was 
where Keats wrote his most 
famous poem, "Ode to a 
Nightingale." In the house, 
there was a display of masks 
made of Keats' face when he 
was 21 and then again on his 
deathbed four years later. 

It was kind of depressing to 
think about since I am only 21. 
I didn't really feel like hanging 
around the house much after 
that. 

This week I am going to try 
and get ahead in my work so I 
don't get too stressed out at 
the end of the semester. 

I'm going to the Dali 
Exhibition, a tribute to the 
surrealist painter Salvador 
Dali, on Friday with a friend 
from class, but more on that 
later. 



"Labels are for Things, not People" 

Mental Health Awareness Week. 

April 12-16, 2004 

Interested in sharing your experience with a 

mental illness? 

Be a member of a panel of students 

that serve to inform and educate our 

peers on mental health issues. 

For more information, contact 

Jenn Colvin 

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PAGE 9 



Movie Review: Terminator 3: Rise oi the Machines 



Zach \rilhide 

Cartoonist 



"I hate machines" Kate 
Brewster presciently remarks at 
the beginning of Terminator 3, 
the third installment of the 
Terminator trilogy. 

After this prophetic remark, 
the movie takes the viewer 
through a torpid array of visual 
effects mastery once again pit- 
ting man against the machines 
he created. 

John Connor, played by Nick 
Stahl, is now 10 years older, a 
vagabond roving between a 
plethora of menial jobs. 

He is beset daily by horrifying 
glimpses of the future world he 
thought he had already prevent- 
ed. Unbeknownst to Connor, a 
new futuristic foe-The TX 
Terminator model-portrayed by 
the sensuous Kristanna Loken, 
arrives via time machine into 
present-day California. 

Her mission is to destroy 
those who would provide the 



resistance in the future. 

Enter Kate Brewster played 
by Claire Danes of the Mod 
Squad fame. 

The TX soon targets her and 
Arnold Swartzermeggar returns 
to not only protect John 
Connor, but Brewster as well. 
The trio of Brewster, Connor 
and the TlOO all must race 
against time to prevent the 
upUnking of the SKYENT 
defense program with the mili- 
tary defenses of the United 
States. 

Of course, following the 
precedent set in T2 the 
California Governor-Elect is 
once again an obsolete model in 
comparison with his foe, the 
TX. 

For those not fully aware of 
the premise behind the 
Terminator trilogy here is a 
quick synopsis. 

In the not so distant future 
machines have taken over a 
world permanendy frosted in 
the fallout of nuclear war, a 



nuclear winter. 

The sky is scorched and only 
a few humans survived the holo- 
caust. 

The machines achieved con- 
trol via a defense pirogram 
known as SKYNET, which 
enabled a computer to control 
the defense matrix of the 
United States. 

SKYNETs creators heralded 
the machine's level of artificial 
intelligence as almost sentient. 

Unfortunately, the creators 
were right. 

These humans emerge from 
their shelters into a post-apoca- 
lyptic hell where sentient war 
machines are masters. 

In the 1980's a Terminator 
model, the Arnold played TlOO, 
is sent back to assassinate Sarah 
Conner, mother of future recal- 
citrant leader John Conner. 
Following the TlOO comes a 
man known simply as Reese. 

His mission is to protect John 
Connor's mother. 

Together Reese and Sarah 



Connor defeat the Terminator. 

In T2, Arnold returns as 
TlOO, but now must protect a 
pre-teen John Conner from a 
machine assassin from the 
ftiture the T-IOOO. 

As one can imagine, the T- 
1000 was defeated allowing for 
Connor to live and in the 
process of defeating the T-1000 
the creator of SKYNET was 
killed seemingly ending the 
SKYNET threat. 

As T3 explains, however, 
SKYNET was not destroyed. 
Judgment Day was not totally 
prevented, just postponed. 
Thus, in T3 amidst runaway 
police vehicles, cranes, and sen- 



tient war machines, Connor, 
Brewster, and the TlOO strive to 
once again prevent the nuclear 
holocaust 

One must see the film's con- 
clusion him or herself to fully 
appreciate the cinematic splen- 
dor. 

To call the conclusion horri- 
fying would be hyperbolic, but it 
is definitely thought provoking. 
Ultimately, the movie is rife with 
the cliched one-liners and pre- 
dictable explosions often associ- 
ated with Arnold Swartzeneggar 
movies, but those are the aspects 
that, if nothing else, at least 
make the movie exceedingly 
entertaining. 



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Features 



November 13, 200 



Drock Commons Opening Postponed; 
Carlx>n Leaf Plays Lancer Gym Instead. 



Pat Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

There are certain things that 
every Longu'ood student 
should experience in. their 
time while attending 
Virginia's newest University. 

Examples of such experi- 
ences are going to 
Oktoberfest and Spring 
Weekend, attending "the 
field party," a Chi walk, 
and of course seeing a 
free concert featuring 
Virginia's own Carbon 
Leaf 

This experience is, 
according to freshman 
Stephen Da\ds after his 
first ever Carbon Leaf 
concert, "impressive." 

Originally this show 
was scheduled to take 
place on Brock 

Commons after the rib- 
bon cutting ceremony. 

Even though the opening 
of Brock Commons has was 
pushed back Lancer 

Productions, Longwood's stu- 
dent-run activities board, 
decided to let Carbon Leaf 
play anyway and moved the 
concert into Lancer Gym. 

Before the American Music 
Awards dubbed "Greatest 
Unsigned Act in America" 
took the stage, the opening- 



band Junction entertained 
the crowd of around two 
hundred Longwood students. 
Reminiscent of Charleys 
many years ago when the 
bands played together, the 
electric mandolin powered 
sound of Junction had stu- 
dents grooving in Lancer 




Gym. 

Then it was Carbon Leafs 
turn to take the stage and 
they quickly had the crowd 
singing along to "Torn to 
Tattered" and clapping along 
to the lighting fast tempo of 
"Mary Mac." 

Lead singer, Barry Privett, 
even stopped to read a letter 
from an audience member 
given to him before the show 



asking the band to dedicate 
"Mellow Tones" to a friend of 
his. 

Carbon Leafs mix of 
Celtic, rock and pop music 
entertained well into the 
night. 

After the Richmond based 
band finished their set, they 
honored the fans 
request for "one more 
song" and left the 
crowd with "Any 
Given Day" and a 
cover of John Denver's 
"Country Roads" 

which even inspired 
some students to start 
a hoe-down. 

All in all, as 
Longwood student 
Matt Taylor said "They 
Rock as always. Great 
mix of familiar songs 
and covers." 

After the show the 
students crowded 

around Carbon Leafs mer- 
chandise booth for the bands 
stickers, t-shirts and, of 
course, CDs which Privett 
encouraged fans to burn and 
give to friends. 

All the members of the 
band signed autographs and 
took pictures with their fans. 
Even after the show many 
students still couldn't wait 
until Carbon Leafs next visit. 



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Sports 



LU-HSC BasketlDall Game Tickets On Sale 



Sport InfirmatioH 

Longwood University Director of 
Athletics Rick Mazzuto has 
announced plans for the general 
public sale of tickets to the 
Longwood versus Hampden- 
Sydncy basketball game sched- 
uled for December 1 at 7 p.m. in 
Lancer Hall. 

General public ticket sales to 
this highly-anticipated game will 
begin Monday, November 17, at 
the Athletics Office Complex #2 
(middle mobile unit behind the 
Longwood Library), at 10 a.m. 

Ticket prices are as follows: 
Adult (general public) $8; 
Longwood Faculty/Staff $3; 
Children (ages 4-12) $2. 

Children ages 3 and under will 
be admitted free. Ticket sales will 
continue daily Monday through 
Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
through November 25, 10 a.m. 
until 12 p.m. November 26, and 
then again December 1 as tickets 
remain available. 

"This is clearly an event that 
has generated great interest in the 
Farmville community," said 



Mazzuto. 

"Persons interested in attend- 
ing the game should try to pur- 
chase tickets as soon as possi- 
ble." 

Longwood University season 
passes will also be available for 
the following prices: Adult Pass 
(general public) $40; Family Pass 
(2 adults, 3 children) $80; 
Longwood Faculty/Staff Pass 



$25; Longwood Faculty/Staff 
Family Pass $60; and Children 
Pass (ages 4-12) $12. 

For more information, please 
contact Bonnie Robertson at 
434.395.2655. Remember, 

Longwood University will be 
closed for the Thanksgiving 
Holiday break from November 
26 at 12 p.m. through November 
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Men s Soccer Season Wrap Up 



sports Information 

In its final game of the season, 
the Longwood University men's 
soccer team batded Division I 
Mercer to a 1-1 tie Saturday 
evening. 

The Lancers finished the sea- 
son with a record of 6-10-1. 
Thou^ neither team found the 
back of the net in die first half, 
Longwood narrowly missed a 
goal towards the end of the 
frame. 

Freshman forward James 
Agorsor (Gambrills, Md./ South 
River) headed a ball past Bear 
keeper Jonathan Riley but Jason 
Erickson was there to head the 
ball out of the goal. The Lancers 
got on the board first in the 73rd 
minute when freshman forward 
Henrik Agerskov (Denmark/ 
Rungstead Gymnasium) ran on 
to a ball misplayed by the 
Mercer defense and fired a shot 
out of the reach of Riley. 

Michael Smith evened the 
score eight minutes later, notch- 
ing his first goal of the season. 
Alan Colgan started the scoring 



attack, finding an open Del 
Olaoye in the middle of the 
field. The Lancers were led this 
season by junior midfielder 
Stuart Bcrtwrh (Norfolk, 
Va./Maury)t who tallied six goals 
(2 game-winners) in 40 shots for 
a .150 shot percentage and 12 
points. Bertsch has also connect- 
ed on three of four penalty 
kicks. 

Sophomore defender Tony 
Soules (Springfield, Va./Wesf 
Springfiel(^ is credited witl| 
three goals, while Agerskov^ 
Agorsor, senior forward M; 
Connelly (Warrenton Va. 
Fauquier), sophomore midfieldi| 
er Dmitri Isakovski (Norfolk|v 
Va. /Maury) each have two go: 
for Longwood. 

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in 995 minutes for a .613 saveS''. 
percentage. Sophomore Bryaii; 
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Volume 83, Number 12 



Writing Papers the Night Before Since 1920 



November 20, 2003 



Veteran s Daij Speaker. 
General Sam Wilson 



Zach Wilhide 

Staff Writer 

On Veteran's Day, retired General 
Sam Wilson spoke to a group of 
Longwood students in Wygal 
auditorium as part of the Office 
of Multicultural Affairs's week- 
long program of InternationaJ 
Awareness. 

General Wilson schooled those 
in the Wygal auditorium on 
Veteran's Day 2003 in "American 
Foreign Policy in the Age of 
Terrorism." General Wilson is 
currendy president of Hampden- 
Sydney College and a member of 
longwood University's Board of 
Visitors. 

Ixannie Calhoun, director of 
Multicultural Affairs, stated the 
purpose of the program was 
"promoting a greater understand- 
ing of global affairs." 

Wilson began his lecture with a 
number of anecdotes intended 
both to amuse and to inform the 
audience of his significant qualifi- 



cations. 

Wilson has been involved in 
Intelligence since the 1940s as a 
member of the Office of 
Strategic Services (OSS)-the 
World War II precursor to the 
Central Intelligence Agency. 

He was also a member of the 
battalion operating in the China, 
India, and Burma theatre during 
WWII known as Merrill's 
Marauders. 

In regards to terrorism. 
General Wilson cited three vital 
reasons concerning the involve- 
ment of the United States in the 
War on Terror. 

First, the United States has 
become a direct and primary tar- 
get of terrorist groups. 

Second, modern terrorists pos- 
sess extensive technology allow- 
ing them access to avenues of ter- 
ror pre\nously forbidden. 

Third, and finally, in part due 
to terrorist technology, terrorism 
has become a trans-national 




threat. 

Wilson continued by announc- 
ing what he felt were contempo- 
rary areas of tension. 

These threats ranged from the 
obvious -Iraq- to the not so obvi- 
ous - Japan's turbulent economy. 

Intertwined with these threats, 
Wilson included those of drugs 
in Latin America, AIDS in Africa, 
Russian political and economic 
chaos, FLurope's emerging intro- 
verted behavior, overpopulation 
leading to world hunger, and the 
increasing prevalence of nuclear 
proliferation. 

See VETERAN p. 4 



Wken Turkeig Was Still Good 



This article was original}/ pub- 
lished on November 20, 1979. 

PEJ 

Staff Writer 

With the approaching of 
Thanksgiving, a person begins 
to think of home, roasted turkey 
with all the trimmings, and a 
break from studies. 

For some of us, however. 
Thanksgiving also means it is 
time to finish up projects, the 
term papers, or anything else the 
teachers decide on at the "last 
minute." 

Also there are exams to start 
worrying over. , 

liow many of us, though, 
reallv buckle down fo study 
when we kiv i\v we are ;it home, 
free from our cla«;s- to class, 
homework, and paper- tilled 
schedules? 

Probabh' not manv. 

\X~h;itever hitppened to the 



old fashioned Thanksgivings we 
had when we were kids? 

You remember - grandmoth- 
er's house, a big turkey cranbcr- 
r\' sauce, your favorite pie, and 
all your aunts, uncles, and 
cousins? 

Sure you do! 

Ever}'one was happy to see 
vou, to find out how vou were 
doing in school, and to tell a 
tales of what Thanksgiving was 
like when they were "your age." 

Life was easier then, wasn't it? 

Today, it seems, the only time 
the family really gets together 
for the turkey and the talk , is 
betw'een the football bowl 
games or at halftime! 

Vv'c all sav we are thankful for 
our health, for our friends, and 
for our family. 

Bur do we reallv mean what 
wc say or do wc iu">r i-.w ir once 
or twice a year (I'hunksgiving 



and Christmas) to please others? 

In this rapid paced world we 
live in today, it is hard to know 
exacdy what we mean. 

The simple joj^ of life are lost 
- joys like those of Thanksgiving 
because Mom doesn't want a 
house full of people or she just 
doesn't w^ant to do all of the 
cooking herself 

Thanksgiving - or any holiday 
that brings the family together 
for that matter - should not be 
this wa\; 

While it is true that college 
life does somewhat alter past tra- 
ditions of a homework free 
break, try not to let that be the 
only tiling you do while you are 
at home. 

Take the ume to enjoy your- 
self and your familv. And instead 
of having Thanksgiving once a 
year, why not gi\e thanks every 
dav? 



Longwood Celebrates 
International Diversitij 



Bobbi Thibo 

St aff Wri ter 

Last week students at Longwood 
University got a closer look at the 
"bigger picture." Monday, 
November 10, kicked off 
"International Awareness Week." 

The goal of those sponsoring 
this annual event was to "pro- 
mote a greater understanding of 
global affairs." 

Through a scries, of programs 
scheduled during the week, stu- 
dents were given an opportunity 
to gain a better undei^tanding of 
other cultures. 

These events included a video 
and discussion based on Islam 
and American relations. 

The video allowed for a look at 
the west from the Muslim's point 
of view and illustrated the "per- 
ception of America from differ- 
ent eyes," as Lonnie Calhoun, 
director of the Office of 
Multicultural Affairs, said. 



Other parts of the world were 
explored as well. 

The Hispanic dance festival 
gave an entertaining, yet insight- 
ful, look into the Latin world, 
while the culture of the Caribbean 
was represented throng music. 

So why is it so important to 
give students here at Longwood 
the opportunity to explore other 
lifestj-ies? 

In a small town like FarmviUe, 
Longwood students are at some- 
what of a disadvantage when it 
comes to diversity, and as Calhoun 
points out, this week was an 
attempt to remedy that. 

"Once students leave the insti- 
tution, they need to be part of the 
real world. All concentrations, 
business, education, are global 
issues, not just concerns in our 
country," Calhoun said, emphasiz- 
ing the importance of 
International Awareness Week 
and all that it stands for. 




PAGE 2 




Editorial 




roni 




November 20, 2003 



Editor 




I was 

watching 
Jeopardy 
with one of 
my room- 
mates last 
Saturday 
night. 

Yes, you heard me right. I 
chose not to go out on a 
Saturday, but instead I watched 
Jeopardy with my roommate. 

It was college night for the 
show, during which the produc- 
ers brought in three college stu- 
dents (Heather^ Grant, and 
Amanda) from institutions I've 
never heard of, and asked them 
questions from categories like 
"IV" league, and Latin phrases. 
The contestants seemed to be 
doing O.K. for the easy ques- 



tions in the $200 categories, but 
once they got up to the more 
pricey questions the college elite 
began to answer questions 
incorrecdy, sometimes not at all. 

If you've ever seen Jeopardy, 
you'll know that if an incorrect 
answer is given, or none is given 
at all, the host Alex Trebek will 
read the correct response from 
his secret stash of answer cards. 

Call me crazy, but there are a 
few times when Alex sits a litde 
too tall on his high horse, and 
(in a somewhat condescending 
tone) reveals the answer that the 
contestants missed. 

His tone just screams, "You're 
an idiot, I can't believe you did- 
n't get that answer. You should 
just quit college because it's 
obviously not doing you any 



good." 

What is obvious is that with- 
out those cards, Alex wouldn't 
know half the answers on the 
show. 

What I would really like to see 
is a contestant who doesn't 
know an answer, buzz in, and 
their response to Alex and the 
judges would be, 

"What is... your mom?!" 

How do you think Alex 
would react to that? Maybe the 
contestant would get kicked off 
the show, or maybe lose all of 
their money, but it would be 
worth it for that one moment of 
glory. 

Really, if you think about it, 
there are people in our lives just 
like Alex. The ones who pretend 
to know it all but really don't. 



"We all know the kind, some of don't, they are just reading off 
us have class with them, diere their own answer cards (pun 
might even be a few in our own intended), 
families. 

Just remember when encoun- 
tering people of this nature that 
you may only have a few of the 
answers, but at least you're being 
truthful. 

These others who pretend to 
know everything, but really 



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Letter to tke Editor 



Dear Editor: 

Many people always write to 
you to show their displeasure 
with Longwood. I am writing to 
you to possibly show the student 
body one of the greatest attrib- 
utes about this place we call 
"home" from August to May 

Student Health, by far, is one 
of the best organizations here 
on campus. Hopefully you will 
have room for my letter. It is to 
thank them, and alsp to tell you 
why they are so wonderful, 

I am a 20-year-old female liv- 
ing in a residence hall. I went to 
class, I made good grades, and 
had a wonderful boyfriend. 

Things were quite normal for 
me until about 7 weeks ago. Let's 
call my boyfriend "Tony" Tony 
had cheated on me many times 
during our relationship, and he 
did not feel that I needed to be 
privy to that information, until 
much later. 

One night we were doing 
what most college couples do, 
and I noticed that I had medium 
sized bumps on my outer labia 
that were not there the day 
before. I immediately suspected 
Human Papilloma Virus, or 
"genital warts." 

Of course, I had no idea 
where I got them from, and 
asked Tony. Three or four days 



later 1 found out he cheated. 

That's definitely a different 
story. 

I called Student Healdi. That 
was the only thing I knew to do. 
I told them that I thought that I 
had genital warts, and that I defi- 
nitely had been exposed. I had an 
almost immediate appointment. 

Now, I had been to Student 
Health before, so I knew the 
ropes about filling out paperwork 
and other things of that nature. 

This time felt different. I felt 
like I had done something wrong. 
Soon after I sat down, the 
woman who I would soon com- 
pare to my best friend, Beth 
Poore-Bowman, called my name. 
She lead me back to the exam 
room, and I told her what had 
happened. 

HPV. I had it. 

My world was crashing down 
so fast there was no way that I 
could pick up the pieces quick 
enough. 1 cried, and Beth told me 
that I'd be okay. I really wanted to 
believe her, but I seriously had 
my doubts. 

I got a prescription for Aldara, 
and went on my merry littie way. 
Beth said if I ever needed her, to 
call or come over. 

It was comforting to know 
that I could go talk to someone 
who wouldn't judge. About three 



or four weeks passed, and I 
thought I was doing better. The 
outbreak was almost gone, and I 
was feeling quite. educated about 
HPV 

One day, I felt a sharp pain in 
my vaginal area. I have my cli- 
toral hood pierced, so I thought 
the ring had scraped my skin. 

That's why that sore was there 
right? 

I put some ointment on it, and 
thought that it was over. A few 
days later, I got another sore, and 
another one. Okay, this isn't 
right, I thought. On Tuesday, I 
was back in Student Health. 

My gynecologist said that the 
Herpes culture came back nega- 
tive, but I wasn't convinced. 
"You've got Herpes," Beth said. 

She was right. I couldn't 
believe that I had Herpes AND 
HPV. 

This was too much. I lost my 
boyfriend, and gained two 
Sexually Transmitted Infections, 
both of which have no cure. 

I cried again, and Beth told me 
that I would get over this. 

She's right, which brings me to 
the point of this letter. I DID lose 
a person who I was very much 



See EDITOR p. 15 






November 20, 2003 



Opinion 




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Tke Bitck Is Back, And Ske's Not Bitckin' 

LoD^woods favorite cynic takes a step back to celebrate the holidays the nice way. 

have your babies? Please? Amy on this crazy small campus. 

12. For Dr. Lund and his crazy If only the people in high school 
stories, even if he locks us in a could see me now. 
box. If Dr. Challender says no, 29. For the days when the to-go 
can I have jo»r babies? line in the Dining Hall has 

13. For the way Dr. Taylor mac'n'cheese and sandwiches 
never lets me make up stuff in without that really creepy cheese, 
class. Well, maybe I'm not 30. For the fact that friends can 



Amy Whipple 

Asst. Editor 



I complain a good deal about 
Longwood, I know. The very 
first thing I did this year was 
complain. It's not that I really 
hate Longwood as a whole, I just 
hate a lot of the things that go 
on here. The real problem is, 
though, my total lack of respect 
for authority in any arena, not 
just this one. It'll get me far, I 
know. So here's the deal. I'm feel- 
ing trite; I'm feeling like I'm in 
elementary school. To celebrate 
Thanksgiving and all it has to 
offer, here is a list of fifty things 
I appreciate about Longwood. I 
could, you know, just draw a pic- 
ture of my hand and turn it into 
a mrkey and have it placed on the 
comics page, but I won't. It's 
tempting. But, honestiy. Let's go: 

1. First and foremost, my won- 
derful girlfriend. I love you, 
Libby. QThe rest of you, com- 
mence puking.) 

2. For the best roommate in the 
world. 

3. For the best hall in the world. 
Nothing rocks like ARC base- 
ment and its fabulous RA. 

4. For the fact that Longwood no 
longer has a Dining Hall 
Etiquette Board. I'd hate to see 
what I got busted for there. 

5. For President Cormier and the 
way she really loves the students 
of Longwood. 

6. For the shrine to President 
Cormier on my desk in The 
Rotunda office. It's not that 
creepy. 

7. For the one and only Rotunda 
and its wonderful staff 

8. For sitting in a circle in class, if 
only to stare at one another. 

9. For the great discussions that 
also occur in the aforementioned 
circle. 

10. For Doc Brock. For 
just.. .everything. I mean it. 

11. For Dr. Challender. Can I 



thankful for that, but I sure am 
thankful for Dr. Taylor and how 
he is a clone of Grimey Grimes. 

14. For Pam" Tracy taking over 
the Women's Studies depart- 
ment. 

15. For babies! 



form. 

19. For deadline nights full of 

music, craziness, and dinners 

out. 



listen to "Endless Love" in the 
dark. 

31. For how someone out there 
remembers me 'and has a folk 
singer come out for Spring 
Weekend. 

32. For how **Your Mom" jokes 

16. For Joeybear because Steph just never, ever get old. 

claims that he needs a number 33. For people who actually read 
all his own. The Rotunda and not just to find 

17. For finally meeting the real out what's wrong with it. 

Dr. Lund. I can see why you 34. For all the great people, espe- 
picked her. cially Ed, who work at Java City. 

18. For reading Great You keep me awake during my 
Expectations in the original serial classes. 

35. For people who put up with 
my grammar nazi side, and 
remember not to use impact as a 
verb, and that there's no such 

20. For Marlboro Lights in a word as towards. No s, people, 
box and the finally cheaper 36. For the neat traditions that 
prices at the Quick Mart now Longwood has; it's got to be the 
that Par-Bils is gone. best thing about having a school 

21. For dancing in various that was once all female. 

37. For Dr. Walls for keeping my 
head above water. 

38. For the fact that Chi used to be 

22. For UA getting over thirty really scary, even though it's not 
people every week. Where did anymore. Let's bring that back, eh? 
that come from? I hope it stays 39. For having one of the biggest 
tills way. Wal*Marts ever, and for all the 

23. For bonding experiences at time we spend there. 

Babes in Richmond. 40. For the Dos Passos prize, and 

24. For WILL and all the all the sucking up that can happen 
Women's Studies love. there. 

25. For WMLU: all tiie DJs, all 41. For having two Bs on Spanish 
the board members. Dark Lord, tests to combat the two most 
and, of course. The Caffeine recent Fs. 

Diary (Fridays from 1-3 in case 42. For people who took Spanish 
you've forgotten). in high school and can teach me 

26. For all my upstanding all the dirty words. Cause that's 
friends and even the not so really what it's all about, isn't it? 
upstanding ones. 43. For those who understand my 

27. For all the people who have inability to leave my clothes on. It 
grown into the love of Dar (and just gets hot. 

her having a baby come April!) 

28. For die three degrees of See THANKS p. 6 



restaurants, no matter how 
many evil stares we get for 
being rowdy college students. 



PAGE 3 



props and drops 



+ To all the COMM professors being at conference, and 

cancelling all of their classes. 

+ To Thankgiving Dinner served at the Dining Hall, it 

doesn't get any better than Baked Alaska. 

+ To an excellent time at the Dos Passos ceremony. Well 

done! 

+ To family, because they stick with us through everything. 

+ To Shawshank Redemption. 

Drops: 

- To Wednesday's rain storm that was stronger than Isabel's 
storm. 

- To graduation slowly becoming a figment of the imagina- 
tion. 



Sp^kOui 



Wkat s tke best part ol Tkanksgiving? 





"Family coming to visit" 
-Sara Barialull, Freshman 



"Going to the beach with a 

friend" 

-Leslie Smith, Jwwor 





'Having homecooked meals.' 
-Lindsay Tutwiler, Smor 



'The parade that comes on 

TV." 

-Tim Damazyn, Senior 




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PAGE 4 



News 



November 20, 2003 



Longwood Awards 
Rickard Powers 

American Novelist Receives 
Annual Dos Passos Award. 



Amy Whipple 

Assistant Editor 



Tuesday night marked the twenty- 
third time Longwood presented 
the Dos Passos Award. Author 
Richard Powers received the prize, 
which consisted of $2,000 and a 
medalion (though it was not ready 
for last night's ceremony). 

Held in the Wygal auditorium, 
Powers gave a reading from his 
eighth and most recent novel, The 
Time of Our Singing, which was 
published in January of this year. 

The piece he read was of a man 
in his mid-twenties, struggling to 
find himself in the seedy, under- 
ground bar scenes as a lounge 
singer. The product of a mixed 
marriage, the troubles of the 
young man go deeper than trying 
to be successful. They infiltrate 
everything; from the music to 
which he listens to his strained 
relationships with women. 

Another problem Jonah goes 
through is his lack of knowledge 
in popular music. It is here that 
one can see the deep and witt)' 
writing of Powers's book. At one 
point, he talks about the bar 
scene, in which the young man 
thinks that "Being dark would 
almost be an asset." Other places 
have quite the poetic style about 
them. In describing his love inter- 
est: "the finish she longed for was 
smokey and deep." 

Interestingly, as Powers read 



about various trials with songs 
on the piano, someone some- 
where else in Wygal was practic- 
ing. Melodic notes strained into 
the room, leaving the audience 
stricken in the mood. 

Aside from his most recent 
work. Powers has also written 
seven other novels, all of which 
are highly acclaimed. 

"Powers's work is described as 
'witty,' 'dazzling.' 'mind-boggling' 
and 'fearless,'" said Dr. Martha 
Cook, an English professor at 
Longwood, who chaired the 
committee and also gave the 
introductor speech. 

"His characterizations and fic- 
tional techniques challenge the 
reader's concept of reality. As 
one reviewer notes, 'his subject 
remains fairly constant: the accel- 
eration, and consequent dehu- 
manization, of modern life."' 

Before the ceremony and sub- 
sequent reception, where stu- 
dents, facult}', and other visitors 
alike could speak with him and 
purchase his books. Powers 
spent the day visiting and lectur- 
ing to various English classes, 
including those taught by Cook 
and by Dr. Derrick Taylor, who 
revelled in the oportunity to 
mesh their daily lessons with the 
instruction of such a well-known 
writer. 

The prize, which was founded 
in 1980, is awarded especially to 




American fiction writers whose 
work emulates the focal charac- 
teristics of the great American 
writer, John Dos Passos. Writers 
delve into the great American 
experience with all its trials and 
tribulations in various points and 
places of life 

Funding for this year's Prize 
came from the Longwood 
Foundation, the offices of the 
Provost and the Dean of the 
College of Arts and Sciences, and 
the Department of English and 
Modern Languages. The latter is 
the department which organizes 
and awards the prize. 

In addition to Cook, other 
members of the Dos Passos Prize 
Committee included Dr. Rhonda 
Brock-Servais (assistant professor 
of English), and Dr. Jena Burges 
(associate professor of English 
and director of general educa- 
tion). 

The prize jurors, which include 
Cook, were Beverly Jarrett (direc- 
tor of the University of Missouri 
Press) and Randall Kenan (last 
year's recipient). 

Powers ended his speech with 
a quote from Dos Passos, finish- 
ing the ceremony with as much 
strength as it started.ecdy. 



VETERAN cont'd p.l 

The intelligence sphere, 
which General WUson has 
extensive knowledge of, is 
moving away frona the "gar- 
gantuan Cold War meth- 
ods" and toward the gather- 
ing of human intelligence. 

In other words, the art of 
interrogation is re-emerging 
as a vital component of 
infbrtnation ^thering. 

Before his lecture con- 
cluded, Wilson caused a 
noticeable outburst from 
within the crowd as he cas- 
tigated contemporary 
American society for being 
myopically monolingual. 

He proposed the United 
States institute a program 
similar to that of the 
French, Belgians, and Swiss 
wherein the majority of the 
society is fluent in up to 
three languages. 

General Wilson fielded 
five questions from the 
audience ranging from the 
media's impact upon the 
conflict in Iraq to the 
increasingly political effects 
upon the intelligence indus- 
try. 

Wilson responded, stat- 
ing the media has had an 
increased effect upon for- 



eign policy and the intelli- 
gence community should 
diligently act towards a pol- 
icy of cooperation. 

To illustrate his point he 
dted a situation where the 
CL\ asked the editors of 
prominent newspapers to 
delay the publication of a 
story in deference to 
national security concerns. 

Wilson closed his lectu«; 
with a charming anecdote 
of fond remembrance for 
those Americans who have 
perished in armed conflict. 

He reminisced about the 
war memorial located at the 
front entrance of Hampden 
Sydney containing 1 58 
names on 7 plaques com- 
memorating those fallen in 
the Revolutionary War, Civil 
War, Spanish American 
War, XICWI, WWII, Korean 
War and the Vietoam War. 

He closed with a recita- 
tion of an elegy located on 
plaque in Burma: 

When you go home tell them 

of us and say, 
For their tomorrow we gave 
our today. 

The audience, upon 
request by Wilson, repeated 
this dirge and he reassured 
the audience with the words 
"good will prevail." 



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National College Tuition Rate Jumps 9.8 Percent From Last Year 



U-WTRE 

In a report released in October, 
the College Board, a nonprofit 
association that runs college pro- 
grams and services, found that 
state school tuition rose an aver- 
age of 9.8 percent from last year. 
The rise in tuition is startling 
given that the current rate of 
inflation, as measured by the con- 
sumer price index, has consistent- 
ly been just over 2 percent. 

No exception to the national 
average, University of Louisville's 
tuition for the 2003 - 2004 aca- 
demic year rose 9 percent from 
$2,041 to $2,225 per semester for 
full-time undergraduate residents. 

Originally, when the Board of 
Trustees met in 2001 to decide on 
tuition for the next year, they 
approved increases of 6.4 percent 
for both the 2002 - 2003 and 
2003 ~ 2004 academic years. At 
that time, the tuition increase was 
proposed after an internal tuition- 
setting workgroup comprised of 
faculty, staff and students exam- 
ined rates of local and regional 
schools, tuition rates of bench- 
mark schools and the needs of 



the university. The rise was also 
approved to fulfill the Kentucky 
Council on Postsecondary 
Education's requirement that 
tuition revenue * account for 
approximately 37 percent of a 
university's institutional operating 
funds. 

In April 2003' the Board of 
Trustees met again to propose a 
fault 2.6 percent tuition increase 
for the 2003 - 2004 academic 
year on top of the already sched- 
uled 6.4% increase. Proposed as a 
component of a three-part plan 
to address a projected $6.4 mil- 
lion deficit due primarily to 
reduced state funding, the 
increase was unanimously 
approved. 

Some students, including sen- 
ior English major Mickey Weber, 
aren't terribly upset with the 
increase. "I'm not outraged at 
tuition increases because I can 
still afford to pay tuition. It does- 
n't seem unreasonable that the 
price goes up over time because 
everything else does," he said. 

Many other students still 
object to the rising prices, even 
though the 9 percent increase was 



the smallest tuition hike of all the 
state institutions in Kentucky and 
University of Louisville's tuition 
is still far below the national aver- 
age of $10,636 a year for state 
universities. 

"I'm opposed to tuition 
increases by default because I 
have yet to see them go to things 
that will direcdy benefit the stu- 
dents," said Steven Watson, a 
Speed School junior. "They always 
seem to go to things that will 
make the university look better to 
people who aren't even prospec- 
tive students." 

Wes Johnson, a senior political 
science major, understands that 
state budget cuts have left the uni- 
versity in a tight financial situa- 
tion, but doesn't believe that 
tuition increases are the right 
answer. "Rather than raise tviition, 
we should eliminate unnecessary 
things in the budget," he said. 

Some students are also ques- 
tiorung why the Board of 
Trustees is now proposing a salary 
increase for President Ramsey 
when the university is facing 
financial hard times. 

In a separate but related report. 



the College Board also found that 
financial aid has increased signifi- 
cantiy to accommodate for the 
frequent tuition hikes. Most of 
this tuition, however, is in the 
form of loans rather than grants, 
which don't have to be repaid and 
essentially decrease tuition costs. 
Last year, approximately 60 per- 
cent of undergraduates through- 
out the nation received some 
form of aid, according to the 
College Board report. 

Also similar to the national 
trend, the number of students 
receiving financial aid in the form 
of loans has risen along with the 
amount of financial aid available. 
According to Financial Aid 
Director Patricia Arauz, approxi- 
mately 8,500 loans have been 
processed for nearly $50 million 
dollars from the beginning of the 
semester through the end of 
October. The number of loans 
processed does not necessarily 
indicate the number of students 
receiving loans since students 
often receive more than one loan. 

For some states, including 
Kentucky, tuition hikes are even 
harming individuals not yet in 



college as prepaid tuition pro- 
grams suspend enrollment. 
Prepaid tuition programs allow 
families to purchase tuition credits 
based on current rates in order for 
the state to pool the money in 
long-term investments with the 
hope that earnings will match or 
exceed tuition costs when the 
child is ready to attend coUege. 
Tuition is currendy rising far 
faster than investment earnings. 

After the Kentucky Higher 
Education Assistance Authority 
took over Kentucky's Affordable 
Prepaid Tuition Program this 
year, the Kentucky General 
Assembly imposed a moratorium 
on new accounts until next June. 

The assembly also asked 
KHEAA to commission an actu- 
arial study to assess the program's 
financial health since many of the 
other states offering prepaid 
tuition plans were facing multimil- 
lion-dollar deficits. 

On Oct. 27, KHEAA released 
the results of that study, which 
found that the program is finan- 
cially stable for the short and long 
term, although the moratorium is 
still in place. 



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November 20, 2003 



Same^Sex Marriage Approved lor Massackusetts 



UWire 

The Massachusetts Supreme 
Judicial Court declared the state's 
ban on same-sex marriage 
unconstitutional in a four to three 
ruling yesterday, and gave its leg- 
islature 180 days to remedy the 
problem. 

In Lawrence, students and 
communit)' members gave mixed 
reaction to the ruling. 

The stances reflect a national 
poll on attitudes toward gay mar- 
riage showing that people 20 to 
30 years old are evenly split on 
the issue. 

The Pew Research Center for 
the People & the Press conduct- 
ed the poll. 

Patrick Ross, presidertt of 
Queers and Allies, said he was 
ecstatic about the decision. He is 
a member of the Kansan editori- 
al board. 

"I think it's a step in the right 
direction," the Topeka sopho- 
more said. "Slowly, everyone is 
realizing that gay rights aren't 
special rights, and we deserve 
protection just like everybody 



else." 

Ross said domestic partoer- 
ships and civil unions were fine 
but that the queer community 
deserved the same right as 
straight couples: legal marriage. 

The ruling helps make Ross 
feel optimistic about the possi- 
bilit)'. 

"I'm hoping it's a foreshadow- 
ing for things to come," Ross 
said. 

It's unlikely that Kansas will 
follow Massachusetts' lead, since 
Kansas legislators passed a law 
in 1996 reiterating the state's 
long-standing policy against 
allowing gay marriage. 

Other state courts have dealt 
with the issue differendy 

In 1999, Vermont passed a 
law allowing civil unions for 
homosexual couples. 

State courts in Hawaii and 
Alaska havfe both also said that 
states could not deny marriage 
rights to homosexuals, but the 
rulings were counteracted by leg- 
islature-supported constitutional 
amendments restricting marriage 
rights to heterosexual couples, 



according to the Associated 
Press. 

Ross said he was concerned 
about backlash from the public. 

"I think a heterosexual society 
is content with queer people as 
long as we're happy with the 
place they have allowed us in 
societ)'," Ross said. "I think 
there's an idea that says *What 
more do thev want from us?'" 

Ross said he thought the rul- 
ing was sparked by the Supreme 
Court's decision to take down 
anti-sodomy laws in a ruling ear- 
lier this year, and the 
Massachusetts decision could 
push a scramble by conservatives 
to get the Federal Marriage 
Protection Amendment passed. 

The amendment, which oppo- 
nents believe essentially will ban 
same-sex marriage, is currendy 
under debate. 

Brian Donelson, director of 
family life at St. Lawrence 
Catholic Campus Center, 1631 
Crescent Rd., opposes the 
Massachusetts change and same 
sex marriage. 

Donelson, who does couple 



counseling, uses the Vatican's 
Canon Law of the Catholic 
Church to define marriage. 

That definition begins: 
Marriage is the intimate, exclu- 
sive, indissoluble communion of 
life and love entered by man and 
woman at the design of the 
Creator for the purpose for their 
own good and the procreation 
and education of children. 

The nature of marriage makes 
the proposition of same sex mar- 
riage impossible, Donelson said. 

"We can love a lot of people, 
but to marry them means some- 
thing different," Donelson said. 
"What makes marriage different 
from any other relationship is 
that is has a procreative poten- 
tial." 

Julia Katz, Leawood senior, 
said pressure from religious 
groups should not determine 
whether gay marriage was illegal. 

She said that marriage could 
be secular, though methods such 
as courthouse ceremonies. 

"Two men or two women 
should have just as much protec- 
tion," Katz said. 



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of you know what that is. 
And for all the good times 
we've had together. 

45. For rainy days when 
teachers cancel classes, if 
only because it's raining. 

46. For being an English 
major, and for having Dr. 
Cook as the best advisor 
ever. 

47. For having a schedule 
that allows me to spend 
Tuesday and Thursday morn- 
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48. For how Leslie makes me 
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even if the/re not together. 
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Trans^-Siberian Orckestra Rocks tke House 



Greg Tsigaridas 

Gttest Writer 



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"You got your rock band in my 
orchestra!" said the gendeman 
in the suit. 

"No way, man...your orche 
tra is in my rock band," rej 
the teen in a black t-shirt and 
jeans. 

An exchange like this would 
not have been surprising to hear 
at last December's performance 
of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra 
at the Carpenter Center in 
Richmond. 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra was 
formed in 1996 by members of 
the hard rock outfit Savatage, 
after one of their tracks, 
"Christmas Eve/Sarejavo 

12/24" garnered praise and 
popularity during the holiday 
season. 

Since then, TSO has released 
two holiday-themed albums as 
well as one based on classical 
work by Beethoven—and their 
fanbase grows larger every year. 

The Carpenter Center per- 
formance was to be a presenta- 
tion of TSO's first release, 
Christmas Eve <& Other Stories. 

The album's storyline tells of 
an angel who helps a young girl 
return home to her family in 
time for Christmas. 

Throughout the show, the 
mood was set perfecdy with 
smoke effects and an astound- 
ing light show that included 
"freakin laser beams." 

Performers that evening 



included an eight-piece orches- 
tra, six members for the band, 
and a narrator who kept the 
story moving between* pieces. 

Four singers and a small choir 
would take turns on the micro- 
phone, giving each of the songs 
a distinctive feel and emotional 
presence. 

Having been a fan of TSO 
for years, my expectations of 
seeing them live for the first 
time were set high, and I wasn't 
disappointed. 

The performance that 
evening was brilliant as their 
arrangements highlighted the 
strengths of both the orchestra 
and the rock band. 

Never have thundering 
drvims, crunching rhythm gui- 
tars, and searing solos blended 
so well with violins and cellos 
(Metallica, Scorpions, and KISS 
should should take. notes when 
composing any future 
rock/orchestral collaborations). 

The group worked the audi- 
ence throughout the show- 
switching between more tradi- 
tional pieces like "Silent 
Nutcracker" (a blending of 
"Silent Night" and music from 
The Nutcracker) and hard-hit- 
ting ones like "Mad Russian's 
Christmas." 

After nearly three hours, even 
the folks in suits were pumping 
their fists and cheering out loud. 

And in grand rock tradition, 
guitarist Chris Caffery ran up 
the aisle, into the lobby, up the 
main staircase and onto the 



mezzanine-all while never miss- 
ing a note. 

To top the evening off, the 
performers came to the lobby 
for an autograph session and 
meet-and-greet after the show. 

And though the line of fans 
waiting for their chance to meet 
the group stretched to over an 
hour long, the members of 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra were 
gracious and pleasant to each of 
us as we passed by their tables. 

Siri Neuzil Rosen, a '96 
Longwood graduate, works with 
promotions for TSO and other 
musical acts. 

Commenting on the 
Christmas-themed show, she 
says, "The tour that TSO does is 
MASSIVE. East coast and West 
coast simultaneously. They start 
working on this tour before the 
rest of us can even make plans 
for our summer vacations." 

Indeed, the energy and effort 
that TSO puts into their tour is 
certainly apparent when you see 
them perform live. 

For more information about 
the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, 
including discography and tour 
dates, check out 

http: //www.trans- 
siberian.com/ 

Their East coast tour comes 
again to the Carpenter Center in 
Richmond on December 11, 
2003. 

If you're looking for some- 
thing to rock you into the holi- 
day spirit, this show is highly 
recommended! 



"Labels are for Things, not People" 

Mental Health Awareness Week. 
April 12-16, 2004 

Interested in sharing your experience with a 

mental illness? 

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Movie Review: Matrix Revolutions 
Marred witk Emptij Moments 



V-Wire 

The ending of the The Matrix: 
Revobitiotts leaves you with more 
unanswered questions than you 
originally walked into the theater 
with; a trademark of the 
Wachowski brothers that is quick- 
ly proving tiresome. 

In their third (and hopefully 
final) Matrix installment, the 
Wachowski brothers investigate a 
wide array of metaphysical ques- 
tions, but fail to provide concrete 
answers to most of them. 

The film opens just where its 
predecessor left off However, 
Neo (Keanu Reeves) is now 
trapped between the two worlds - 
- the Matrix and the real world. 
Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss) and 



Morpheus (Lawrence Fishbume) 
race to rescue Neo before the 
machines destroy Zion, annihilat- 
ing the human race. 

Once liberated, Neo will return 
to the Oracle (Mary Alice replac- 
ing the late Gloria Foster) for fur- 
ther counsel. Although the Oracle 
has a new face, she still lends her 
characteristic advice, which 
preaches choice above all. 

Meanwhile, Zion's inhabitants 
are working vigorously to fortify 
the city for the ensuing attack, 
while Neo is pondering what h^s 
role in the war is, which will even- 
tually lead him to Machine City for 
the film's conclusion. 

Whereas the first installment 
provides an open-ended, yet satis- 

See MATRIX p. 9 



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CD Review. Things 
that Fall irom ike Sky 



Amy Whipple 

Asst. Editor 



Charley's favorite Sunday night singer, 
Vyktoria Pratt Keating, is just amaz- 
ing. 
* Not that I'm biased. 

I've taken the liberty of reviewing 
her fourth, and most recent, CD, enti- 
tled Things that Fall from the Skf, which 
was released earlier this year. 

First of all, without even listening 
to the CD, I respect Keating for hav- 
ing written all her own songs. It's such 
a rarity today, especially amongst the 
cookie-cutter pop and rap that infil- 
trates the Dining Hall. 

Keating is of the folk-rock geme, 
which is more apparent in her live 
performances. This particular CD 
rings very closely to Tori Amos, 
though. 

I don't like Tori Amos. 

I do, however, enjoy this CD. 

The songs take on a spacey atmos- 
phere (ha, ha). The music part is okay, 
but her lyrics arc what impress me the 
most 

The lyrics are thick and poetic, but 



fairly light, espe 
cially for a folk 
singer. The last two 
tracks are the most 
impressive. "You 
and Me" and "1 
Am" very much 
capture more typi- 
cal feelings without 
being trite, the for- 
mer being about 
love, while the lat- 
ter is about (obvi- 
ously) the self. 

One verse from 
each of .these espe- 
cially capture me. 
In "You and Me," 
it's: 

"Here I am, waitress to the dead / 
They feed off my stomach / and their 
nice words feed my head / But I grow 
weary and tired of this discovery / 
That only reminds me of how blind 
love can be / But I want you to know, 
how our love should go." 

From "I Am," this verse is the best 
probably out of the whole CD: 

"Paint the liUies in your hair / And 




climb the winding spiral air / Tell 
God and all of diem up there / HeUo 
from me down here / I am almost 
there." 

It's easy to see how Keating has 
opened for phcnominal acts such as 
Jethro Tull and Mary Chapin 
Carpenter. It was actually during her 
tour with Tull, her self-proclaimed 
greatest achievement, that she found 
inspiration for this latest CD. 



MATRIX cont'd p. 7 

fying finish, the third film just 
leaves you frustrated. For the 
alleged final film of the series, the 
conclusion is quite unsatisfying 
and leaves you musing over fur- 
ther developments. 

Luckily, as the plot lines have 
weakened, the special effects 
have improved. The Wachowski 
brothers dazzle the screen with a 
20-niinute batde sequence for the 
control of 2Lion. Although a bit 
drawn out, the seamless conver- 
gence of computer animadon 
with live action maintains your 
visual attendon. 

Yet there is more to the 
movies than just Computer 
Graphic Images. Although reli- 
gious all^ories weren't as appar-' 
ent in the second installment as 
the first, even the most casual 



observer would have no difficvdty 
in spotting them in diis film. The 
film is teeming with religious 
metaphor and allusions, primarily 
of Chrisdan overtones. And as if 
it wasn't blatant enou^, this film 
will leave no room for interpreta- 
tion. Neo symbolizes Jesus Christ 

Despite all the hype. The 
Matrix: devolutions failed to cap off 
the trilogy. The first introduced 
you to a brilliant concept; the sec- 
ond flipped you around, changed 
your thinking, and left you want- 
ing more; and the third couldn't 
produce. 

The Wachowski brodicrs ran 
out of ideas, resulting in simplistic 
answers ~ or in some case, nega- 
tion ~ to complicated plot scenar- 
ios. Perfiaps, in retrospect, a few 
more months spent writing the 
third installment wouldn't have 
been a bad idea. 



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Features 
Letters From London 



Paula Nusbaum 

Staff Writer 

This has been a fairly ordinary 
week so far. Things are starting 
to wind down. 

I'm trying to get all my papers 
and homework done. It's diffi- 
cult for me because the 
University of Westminster does- 
n't have exams until January, so I 
have to finish all my work this 
December while still attending 
classes. 

I wish I didn't have work to 
do, then this whole experience 
would be perfect. 

President Bush is visiting 
London this week on an official 
state visit. 

I was told this is the first offi- 
cial visit by a US president. 
Apparendy an official state visit 
means that you are invited by 
the queen to stay at Buckingham 
Palace. 

This whole visit has dominat- 
ed the news here for the last 
week or so. 

There are a lot of protests 
planned throughout the week all 
around the city. 

People here passionately hate 
Bush. They think he is uncouth, 
unintelligent, and greedy. When 
I first came here I had the 
impression that because of 
Bush and his administration, the 
English would dislike 

Americans. 

This really isn't true. It seems 



like people dif- 
ferentiate 
between the pol- 
itics and the peo- 
ple. 

As one British 
friend put it, 
"It's not that we 
don't like 

Americans, it's 
just that we just 
don't like 

America." 

An interesting 
episode hap- 
pened earlier in 
the week. I was 
sitting around the kitchen table 
with a group of my neighbours. 

Somehow we ended up talk- 
ing about our addictions. 
Someone mentioned their 
addiction to cigarettes, another 
to food. 

So I mentioned that I used to 
be addicted to coke, and went 
on to say that I had tried unsuc- 
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third time was easy. 

Patrick, a boyfriend of a girl 
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I was really confused, think- 
ing that being addicted to soft 
drinks wasn't that big of a deal. 

Then Brigetta, his girlfriend, 
explained that I was talking 
about the soft drink and not the 
drug. It seemed like most of the 




people present thought I was 
saying I used to be addicted to 
cocaine. 

Misunderstandings like that 
happen all the time. 

Even thought my classes are 
ok, I am finding my teachers a 
littie difficult. I guess being at 
Longwood, I'm used to teachers 
being friendly and open. 

While the teachers aren't nec- 
essarily unfriendly here, they 
aren't exactly approachable 
either. 

The student-teacher relation- 
ship is much more like a busi- 
ness here, where, the student is 
paying for an education, and the 
teacher is providing it. 

While that happens in the US 
as well, it seems that at 
Longwood there is more interac- 
tion, and it doesn't feel so much 
like a business relationship. 



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Features 



November 20, 2003 



A fiistorij ol Tkanksgiving... Dinner Tkat Is! 



Stephanie Ri^sby 

Su^ Adidsor 

If any of you students reading 
this article have never been to 
Thanksgiving dinner here at 
Longwood then I really feel 
sorry for you. 

You are missing perhaps 
one of the best, if not the very 
best, dinners this school has to 
offer. 

Nothing beats the delicious 
roast turkey, the yummy good- 
ness of the whipped potatoes, 
and the sweet and wonderful 
reward of the Baked Alaska at 
the end of the meal. 

But what those of you may 
not know is that this is the 
48th consecutive year that 
Thanksgiving Dinner has been 
served at Longwood. 

The dinner has actually been 
served for 49. years, as long as 
Lewis Walker, the premier 
baker of the Dining HaU staff 
has been making those fabu- 
lous Baked Alaskas from 
scratch. 



Yes, boys and girls, there is 
a Santa Claus and the wonder- 
ful Baked Alaska you crave 
this time every year is actually 
homemade, not store bought. 

According to Mike Lysaght, 
director of Dining Services 
for Aramark here at 
Longwood, every meal for 
all the students prior to at 
least 1985 was a sit down 
meal. 

Breakfast, lunch, and 
dinner were served to 
tables of eight to twelve 
and the food was passed 
around just like traditional 
family meals. 

In 1985, a buffet style 
meal was added to the reg- 
ular sit down dinner style 
for those students unable 
to attend regular dinner. 

When the New Dining 
Hall was built, it became a 
major task of Lysaght's to 
translate the Thanksgiving 
dining experience from the 
old Blackwell dining hall to 
the New Dining Hall. 



He drew up a proposal that 
incorporated the Grand 
Dining Room, a Buffet-Style 
Menu, and Salons A and B for 
the faculty and staff 

The Grand Dining Room 
and Salons A and B would 
incorporate all the aspects of 




the traditional sit down dinner, 
right down to the tablecloths, 
bowls, and dinnerware, so that 
according to Tina Harris, "It's 
just like you're at home away 
from home." 



The Buffet-Style menu is 
perfect for students who are in 
class or just don't have time 
for the sit down experience. 

The menu is the same for 
both the buffet and the sit 
down dinner. Harris states 
"our workers work very hard" 
to bring you a din- 
ner that you'll 
remember long 
after you have left 
Longwood. 

Both Lysaght 
and Harris encour- 
! age all of those stu- 
■ dents who have 
reserved tables for 
the sit down dinner 
to arrive on time 
with your entire 
party and have your 
Student ID's ready. 
As always, the 
seating is limited and it is rec- 
ommended that you arrive no 
later than five minutes after 
your reservation time and that 
all of you attending cannot 
change your attendance time. 



Harris, who has been with 
Longwood for nineteen years, 
explains one of her favorite 
aspects of this Longwood 
Tradition. 

She says she loves this din- 
ner because "you're here with 
your family at school." 

Lysaght loves it "when stu- 
dents come down and have 
dinner and take pictures." 

He says, "It's great when the 
cameras come out" 

Don't miss out on the 
opportunity to break out the 
camera and come down to one 
of the best traditions . this 
school has to offer. 

There's going to be turkey, 
ham, cranberry sauce, whipped 
potatoes, green beans, corn, 
yams, assorted breads, gravy, 
stuffed shells for the vegetari- 
ans and, of course, Baked 
Alaska. 

By the way, did I mention 
that the Baked Alaska is served 
with strawberry sauce? 

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Storts 






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Longwood Women's Basketball 
Holds Oft Lenoir^Rky ne 63^59 



sports Information 

The Longwood University 
women's basketball team was 
victorious in its home opener 
this evening as they held off 
Lenoir-Rhyne 63-59 in Lancer 
Hall. 

The Lancers improve to 2-1 
with the win, while the Bears 
drop to 1-2. 

Longwood led by as many as 
six points in the first half, with 
junior All-American Candidate 
Marita Meldere (Rujiena, 
Lativa/Lynchburg Christian) 
hitting five of eight shots from 
the floor. Lenoir-Rhyne went 
on a 4-0 run to close the lead to 
26-24 at the end of the half 

The Lancers came out strong 
in the second half, building the 
lead to 54-39. 

However, an almost four 
minute scoring drought allowed 
the Bears to come with in four 
points with less than three min- 



utes left when Lanica Williams 
stole the ball and ran down the 
court for an easy lay-up. 

Senior Ebony Smith 
(Palmyra, Va./ Fluvanna 

County) connected on a pair of 




free throws late in the game to 
give Longwood a 59-52 advan- 
tage. 

Lenoir-Rhynei got to within 
four with 17 seconds to go, but 
the Lancers managed to pull- 
out the victory. 



Meldere tallied her third con- 
secutive double- figure scoring 
night and second double-dou- 
ble of the season with 19 points 
and 12 rebounds. Senior Erica 
Marcum (Charleston, W.Va/ 
George Washington) chipped 
in 11 points, three steals and 
two assists, while freshman 
Ashleigh HoUman Centreville, 
Va./ Westfield) came off the 
points to add 10 points on 4-of- 
8 shooting. Smith pulled down 
a career-high 11 rebounds as 
well. 

For the game, the Lancers 
shot 39.6 percent from the 
floor, out rebound the Bears 
40-35 and forced 27 turnovers. 

Longwood will host the 12th 
Annual C&L Lancer Classic 
November 20-22 in Lancer 
Hall. 

The first game of the tourna- 
ment features the Lancers and 
Pittsburgh-Johnstown on 

Thursday at 7 p.m. 



Watts, Ramey and Lernikan Earn 
Post-Season Field Hockey Honors 



sports Information 

Longwood University sopho- 
more forward Alexis Ramey 
(Westminster, Calif /Marina), 
junior forward Lorrie Watts 
(Fredericksburg, 
Va./Stafford) and freshman 
Katy Lernihan 
(Fredericksburg, 
Va. /Chancellor) 
racked up postsea- 
son honors this 
week from several 
field hockey organi- 
zations. 

Ramey and Watts 
were named to the 
2 3 
STX/NFHCA 
Division II All-American sec- 
ond team, while Lernihan 
earned All-American Rookie 
team honors from wom- 
ens fieldhockey.com. 

Ramey, who started 11 of 
12 games, this season, was 
second on the team with 



seven goals and had an assist 
for 15 points. 

She fired 25 shots in 2003 
for a .280 shots percentage. 
Watts led Longwood in scor- 
ing with eight goals and 
seven assists for 23 points. 
She finished the year 
ranked 
fourth 
nationally in 
assists per 
game (.580). 
This is 
Watts sec- 
ond-straight 
All-America 
honor. 
Lernihan 
tallied three 
goals and two assists, while 
starting 18 of 19 games for 
the Lancers. 

Lernihan's 26 shots gave 
her a shots percentage of 
.115. The Lancers finished 
the 2003 season with a record 
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Sports 



November 20, 2003 



Men's Basketljall Overall Record: I'-O 



sports Information 

Charles Stephens/DanviUe (GW- 
Danville) hit a three-point field 
goal at the buzzer to lift 
Longwood University past 
Winston-Salem Statfe University 
71-70 November 15 in North 
Carolina.- 

The exciting season-opening 
win by the Lancers (1-0) gave 
first-year head coach Mike Gillian 
a victory in his first game at the 
institution. 

Longwood will play again this 
Friday, November 21, at Mount 
Olive College during the first- 
round of the 38th Annual Pickle 
Classic hosted by the Trojans in 
North Carolina. Stephens, a 6-4 
senior All-America candidate, 
nailed his game-winning three- 
pointer while fading away from 
about 23-feet just right of the cir- 
cle on an in-bounds play under 
the Longwood basket with just 
nine-tenths of a second remain- 
ing 

Winston-Salem State had 
missed on a pair of free throw 
attempts with 12.8-seconds left, 
and the Lancers had missed on a 
shot attempt in the lane with the 
ball going out of bounds off the 
Rams before the decisive in- 
bounds play and game-wirming 
shot at the end. 

"Charles made a great shot 
against two defenders," said 
Coach Gillian. "It was just an 
incredible game and an incredible 
finish. It was exciting and very 



fiilfilling to win that first game." 

The game was close through- 
out with 11 lead-changes and 
nine ties, including a 31-31 dead- 
lock at the intermission. 

Stephens scored seven points 
in the opening half, but it was a 
pair of freshmen who kept 
Longwood in the game early as 
6-4 Maurice Sumter/ Alexandria 
(T.C. Williams) and 6-3 Michael 
Jefferson/Chesterfield 
(Meadowbrook) totaled nine and 
six points, respectively. 

Sumter's points came on 3-3 
shooting on three-pointers, 
including the third trey that gave 
the Lancers their largest lead of 
die half at 19-12 (8:17). 

In the second half, the two 
teams went back and forth with 
six of the lead-changes and six of 
the ties over the final 20 minutes. 

W-SSU took its largest lead at 
57-52 with 6:57 remaining before 
Longwood made its final run to 
lead 67-66 at 2:55 on a layup 
from 5-9 senior Ryan 
Earl/Tustin, Calif (Tustin). 

Jefferson then tied the game at 
68-68 with a free throw at 1:05, 
but the Rams went ahead 70-68 
with 30- seconds remaining on a 
shot-clock-beating jumper from 
the baseline, and the Lancers had 
to overcome a last-second 
turnover as well before the final 
possession. 

Jefferson led Longwood with 
a game-high 22 points in his col- 
legiate debut, adding six 
rebounds. 



Stephens finished with 19 
points, nine rebounds, and two 
blocks, while Sumter had 15 
points on perfect 5-5 shooting 
from beyond the arc in his debut. 

The Lancers shot 58% (25-43) 
from the field, including 65% 
(15-23) in the second half, and a 
torrid 82% (9-11) on three-point 
field goals, whUe adding 60% (12- 
20) at the free throw line. Audley 
Wehner led Winston-Salem State 
with 20 points. Jay Maynard 
added 17 points, and Alleggrie 
Guinn had 15 points. 

The Rams shot 41% (29-70) 
from the field, including 29% (5- 
14) on three pointers, and 54% 
(7-13) at the line. 

This weekend at the Pickle 
Classic, Longwood will play a 
Mount Olive team that it split two 
games against last season - win- 
ning 81-76 in Farmville before 
falling 66-63 in North Carolina. 
Stephens averaged 29.5 points 
against the Trojans a year ago, 
while Mount Olive's 6-7 senior 
forward, Marcus West, averaged 
24.0 points against the Lancers in 
the two games. Elizabeth City 
State University and the 
University of Tampa are also par- 
ticipating in the tournament. 

Tip-off Friday night is sched- 
uled for 8 p.m., while Saturday's 
game will be at either 4:30 p.m. or 
6:30 p.m. "We are really looking 
forward to heading down to 
Mount Olive to compete in the 

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My how things have changed 
since the start of the season 
eleven weeks ago. Teams that 
started off strong are now strug- 
gling for wins, and teams that had 
trouble finding the end zone are 
now tied atop their division. 

Philadelphia's roller coaster 
season started with people pro- 
claiming them the team to beat in 
the NFC, to being the butt of 
every joke, and then right back to 
where they started especially after 
their impressive win against the 
Giants.* 

Then there are the Bizzaro- 
Eagles, the Minnesota Vikings, 
who other teams wished were on 
their schedule. 

This quickly changed as the 
team won their first six, but all is 
back to normal as a defeat by the 
Raiders is the fourth the team has 
dropped since then, yet still 
remain first in their division. 

Another team that had started 
strong and seemed to hit a wall is 
the Bills who, after combining for 
nearly 70 points in the first two 
outings, have not registered a 
touchdown in three straight 
games. 

Steve Spurrier thought his Fun 
'n' Gun was off and running 
when his team started three and 
one, but dropping five of their 
last six, including this week's loss 
to Carolina, has dropped them to 
the bottom of the NFC East. 

Their long-time rivals the 
Cowboys, despite being shut out 
against the Patriots, are still cling- 
ing to first place in their division. 



Possibly one of the biggest sur- 
prises this year has been the other 
flop the Buccaneers have been 
dropping yet another game, this 
time to the Packers. 

Similarly, the Steelers looked 
like easy favorites to win their 
division where thrashed by the 
49ers to drop them near the bot- 
tom of the NFL. 

Another has been how bad the 
Falcons have become without the 
help of Michael Vick, losing a 
divisional game against his cousin 
Aaron Brooks and the Saints. 

Of course there are still some 
teams performing as predicted. 
Detroit continues its losing ways 
against Seatde and Chicago once 
again blows it in the fourth quar- 
ter against the Rams. And of 
course the fans in Arizona contin- 
ue to hide their faces after the 
Cardinals stiD look for a road win 
after a defeat in Cleveland. 

Player of the Week: Peter 
Warrick caught six passes for 114 
yards and a touchdown alongside 
with a punt return for another 
touchdown helped fulfill Chad 
Johnson's guarantee of a Bengals 
win against the previously unbeat- 
en Chiefs. Add the Ravens' loss to 
the 'Fins and now the Bengals are 
in ::gasp:: first place?! 

Tell Me When: ... all the dust 
is settled and the season has 
ended who will win the AFC 
South; the Titans fresh off a win 
against the Jaguars or the Colts 
who just downed the Jets? 
Whoever it is, with both teams at 
eight and 2, they will have an 
excellent chance for home-field 
advantage in the playoffs. 



November 20, 2003 



Storts 






Blast From tke Past: Lancers 
Take Three Straight Victories 



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the bad ones. 

Because I have bc^n helped by 
the wonderful people at Student 



R<^r Strong 

Staff Wnter 

This artick oriffnali)! appeand in the 
December 5, 1978 issue of The 
Rotunda. 

The Longwood Lancers 
opened their season November 
24 with an 81-72 victory over 
Bluefield at the Hampden- 
Sydney Invitational. Randy 
Johnson led the Lancers with 21 
points. Johnson's sparkling per- 
formance off the bench keyed a 
Lancer scoring spree midway 
through the first half, which 
gave the Lancers an 11 -point 
lead with seven minutes left in 
the half From there on in the 
Lancers were never seriously 
threatened. 

Coach Ron Bash commented 
after the game that he expected 
the Lancers to run away from 
the Rams, but he was neverthe- 
less pleased with the victory. 

In the final game of the 
Hampden-Sydney tournament 
the H-SC Tigers defeated the 
Longwood Lancers by a score of 
60-44. The first eight minutes of 
the game proved disastrous for 
LC as the Tigers rolled to an 
early 12-0 lead. After leading 23- 

15 at half-time, H-SC continued 
to build the margin down the 
stretch, hitting over half of their 
second half points from the 
free-throw line. H-SC was led by 
Tommy Jackson with 23 points. 
Longwood was led by all-tour- 
ney selection "Tee" Alston with 

16 points. 



Kenny Ford led a balanced 
scoring attack with 17 points to 
propel the Longwood Lancers 
to a 76-58 victory over N.C. 
Wesleyan Tuesday night in 
Rocky Mountain, N.C. 

Ford was followed by Kevin 
Newton with 13, and Shack 
Leonard with 10. 




Alston led the Lancers on the 
boards, hauling in 1 5 rebounds. 
Longwood moved its record to 
2-1 with its win. 

Shack Leonard's 20 points 
led Longwood to a 74-70 victo- 
ry over King College last 
Thursday night in Bristol, 
Tennessee. 

Leonard, hitting on eight of 
1 1 field goal attempts, and four 
of seven from the free throw 
line, had his best offensive night 
of the year by far. Three other 
Lancers were in double figures. 
Kenny Ford continued to con- 
tribute his steady scoring punch 
to the Longwood attack with 1 1 
points. Randy Johnson also had 
11, while Kevin Newton added 
10. Tee Alston once again led 



the Lancers in rebounds with 
seven. With Thursday night's 
win, Longwood upped its record 
to 3-1. 

"Easy Tee" Alston pumped in 
18 points, and Shack Leonard 
had 17 as the Longwood 
Lancers crushed Christopher 
Newport's Captains by a score 
of 72-60 Saturday night. 

The Lancers jumped out to a 
31-20 halftime lead and were 
never threatened in the second 
half, building the lead to 19 at 
one point. 

Alston hit on seven of eight 
field goal attempts and once 
again led the Lancers rebound- 
ing attack with 11 retrieves. 
Leonard continued his strong 
offensive play, dishing out five 
assists in addition to tallying 17 
points. 

Longwood placed nine play- 
ers in the scoring column as bal- 
ance continued to punctuate the 
Lancers' success. Kenny Ford 
scored 13 points, hitting in dou- 
ble figures for the fourth time 
this season. 

Longwood improved their 
record to 4-1 with their third 
consecutive win. 

The Lancers have shown con- 
stant improvement in every 
game this year. Their record is 
quite impressive at this point 
considering that every game has 
been on the road. French Gym 
should undoubtedly be packed 
for the Lancers' home opener 
on Thursday against Averett's 
Cougars. 



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This doesn't have to bring me 
down, if I don't let it If it wasn't 
for Beth and Student Health help- 
ing me throu^ this, I don't know 
where I would be. Most likely I'd 
be failing out of school from 
de|»ession, and that's no way to 
live. 

Student Health has educated 
me, and hdped me make some 

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Pickle Classic next weekend," 
explained Gillian. "There is an 
excellent field that has been put 
together for the tournament and 
the games will be a big challenge 
for us. Our match-up with Mount 
Olive on opening night should be 
a good one, featuring two players 
in Charles Stephens and Mount 



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their questions 
on STTs, preg- 
nancy, HIV, or 
any issues that 
need discussing, 
— «— — It's die least I 

can do to give back to the 
Longwood community, when they 
took care of me first The address 
is asktheherpster@aol.com. 

Thank you so much, Studc 
Health. I know sometimes 
health field seems diankless, biit 
you truly are appreciated. 

"A Greatfni Lrngvod Student i 

Olive's Marcus West, that are both 
deservedly receiving national 
attention." 

All Longwood University men's 
basketball games are broadcast 
locally in the Farmville area on 
The All New Eagle 1490, WPAK- 
AM as well as worldwide on the 
Internet at longwoodlancers.com 
via TRAMLINE and TRZ Sports 
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Wairing for Someone Warm Since 1920 



January 22, 2004 



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Spirit: 



Two Longwood prolessors prepare lor jOtli 
anniversarv) of Brown vs. State Board oJf Education 



Jennifer Wall 

LU Press Rekfions 

"We conclude that in the field of 
public education the doctrine of 
'separate but equal' has no place. 
Separate educational facilities are 
inherently unequal," wrote 
Supreme Court Chief Justice F^.arl 
Warren in the Court's opinion in 
Brown v. Board of Eiducation on 
May 17, 1954, in what is generally 
considered the most important 
case decided by the U.S. Supreme 
Court in the 20th century. 

In the fall of 2002, Theresa 
Clark, associate professor of 
social work, and Larissa Smith, 
assistant professor of history, 
joined thoughts and energies to 
ensure Ix)ngwood's commemora- 
tion of the 50th anniversary of 
Brown vs. State Board of 



Education. 
. As co-chairs of the Brown vs. 
Board Commemoration 

Committee, Dr. Clark and Dr. 
Smith have worked to plan events 
on campus during the spring of 
2004. The planned events will 
enable the l^^ngwood community 
to learn more about the history of 
the Brown decision, to explore 
the consequences and legacies of 
that decision, and to stimulate 
discussions acknowledging 

Longwood's role in these past 
events and develop plans to work 
for a more just and equitable soci- 
et)', both locally and nationally. 

"By increasing the level of sen- 
sitivity and awareness to the 
issues surrounding Brown vs. 
State Board of Education as they 
relate to today's societ}', we want- 



ed to provoke discussions on 
campus on what we can do to 
bring about a just and equitable 
societ)','' stated Theresa Clark. 

"In addition to the commit- 
tee's work, plarming these events 
has demonstrated the university's 
commitment to the commemora- 
tion project," said Larrisa Smith. 
"It has been a collaborative effort 
across campus. Support has 
come from the President's office, 
office of Smdent Affairs, Student 
Government Association, office 
of Public Relations, University 
Lectures committee, office of 
Multicultural Affairs, Lancer 
Productions, and the office of 
Alumni Affairs." 

Theresa A. Clark is a native of 
Prince Edward County. She 
attended Lunenburg County 




Schools during the school closing 
in Prince Edward. After graduat- 
ing from Prince Edward County 
Public Schools, Theresa received 
her B.A. in sociology from 
Virginia State University (VSU), 
her M.S. in education from 
Longwood and her Ph.D. in 
social work from Virginia 
Commonwealth University. Dr. 
Clark was the first female to be 
appointed and elected to the 
Prince Edward Count)' Board of 
Supervisors. She has been presi- 



dent of the Prince Edward 
County Council on Human 
Relations, chair of the Prince 
Edward County Department of 
Social Services Board and a mem- 
ber of the Crossroads Services 
Board. Currently, Dr. Clark is 
serving as a board member to 
Southside Community Hospital 
and is a member of the Alpha 
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. pro- 
viding community service. 

See SPIRIT p.4 



WMLU DJs Reack Out to Communiti) 



Leslie Smith 

Cojry Editor 

DJ moguls, "Lick it" (a.k.a. Josh 
Howell) and "Stick it" (a.k.a. 
Aaron Canada), have introduced a 
service to the campus, the On 
Campus Disc Jockey Service 
(OCDJS). 

They have preformed at a few 
functions last semester: the Sigma 
Kappa Alzheimer's Walk, the 
Color Wars, the Tri Sigma 
Battered Woman's Walk, and the 
Unity Alliance Drag Show. 

This service used to be avail- 
able through William Lynn and 
Rick NeDer, who still give the 
service to bigger events, but 
Howell commented that he 
thought that it was more personal 
if a student DJ would come to 
play music at a student event. 

As for the services themselves, 
Howell and Canada would like 
organizations to follow certain 
steps: contacting OCDJS at least 
two weeks before the proposed 



event. Preparing a detailed letter 
of intent for OCDJS to. review. 
Specifying what kind of services 
are required ,- whether or not 
not items such as microphones 
are needed at the event. The for- 
mat of the show is essential 
when the DJs pick out appropri- 
ate music for the event. 

There have been problems in 
the past with unorganized groups, 
but Howell and Canada hope to 
put those times behind them with 
stricter policies. 

Any group on campus that has 
been approved by the SGA has 
this service available to them, but 
Howell and Canada stress that no 
personal parties will be catered. 
They did say that frat socials 
could be acceptable, as long as it 
is not a party setting. 

Howell and Canada were the 
first in the history of WMI.U 
(and, previously, WLCX) to come 
up with the idea of student-run 
DJ service. They are interested in 




finding commited DJs to help out 
with the (currently) two-man 
show. 

Though they do not ask for 
monetary compensation for their 
services, Howell did say that "we 
will take donations that go strict- 
ly towards our equipment, but 
we're trying to get more estab- 
lished so that the SGA will even- 
tually recognize us." 

"We just try to have fun with 
it," Howell finished. 

Contact Josh Howell at jlhow- 
ell@longwood.edu or Aaron 
Canada at amcanada@long- 
wood.edu for further informa- 
tion. 



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Longwood University 
IS ON THE MOVE 



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Editorial 




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January 22, 2004 



Editor 




It's 12:40 in 
the morning, 
first issue of 
the paper, 
second week 
of school, 

and there are 

two of us in the office. Four 
classes in a row tomorrow morn- 
ing, four hours of work, and 
meetings. Tonight, I shall not 
sleep. 

And I realize, I've got so much 
space to fiU. 

Perhaps you shouldn't start 
reading this until you maybe need 
to take the biggest crap in the 
world. It's going to be awhile 
before it ends. 

Leslie tells me it's not going to 
be okay. I'm going to slug her. 

First, I suppose, an introduc- 
tion of sorts is due. I also sup- 



pose that this will be the longest 
editor introduction in the histo- 
ry of The Rotunda. 

I started my journalism career 
in the fourth grade when my 
best friend and I were pulled 
from our class. For what, we had 
no idea. Good kids, we knew we 
weren't getting in trouble. Littie 
did I know that waiting for me at 
the end of the hall would be a 
meeting that would change my 
entire life. 

It was a cheesy paper. One 
legal-sized pink page every 
month or so, but I loved it. 

Near the end of sixth grade, I 
applied to be on the paper at the 
middle school. To my delight, I 
was chosen to join the staff, 
rather than take the introduction 
to journalism class that most of 
the seventh graders were 





Box 2901 Phone: 434-395-2120 

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Farmville.VA 23909 rotunda@longwood.edu 

http://lancer.longwood.edu/org/rotunda/ 



Editor-in-Chief 
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Copy Editor 
News Editor 
Opinion Editor 
Style Editor 
Features Editor 
Sports Editor 
Photo Editor 
Cartoonist 
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Amy Whipple 

Bobbi Thibo 

Shannon Harrison 

Leslie Smith 



Jenn Dize 

WillPettus 

Scott Dill 

EUie Woodruff 

Stephanie Riggsby 
Naomi Johnson 



Staff Writers: Lamont Brand, Kelly Fischer, Shawn Garrett, Stacey 
Kluttz, Paula Nusbaum, Amanda Segni, Pat Sullivan 

The Rotunda, the student newspaper at Longu'ood Universit\vis pub- 
lished weekly during the academic year (except holidays and exam peri- 
ods) and is printed in the offices o\ the Famvilk Heraki, Farmvillc, VA. 

All articles, advertisements, letters to the editor, and pictures must be 
received by nine p.m. the Sunday prior to the next Thursdays publica- 
tion. All letters to the editor must he t)ped and include name and tele- 
phone number. Any person wishing to have his/her name not appear 
on the published letter must request so in writing. All letters are subject 
to editing. 

The Rotunda is an equal opportunit}- volunteer organization and is 
looking for people who are interested in writing or !a\f)ut. We current- 
ly have positions available and ask anyone whf) is interested to come to 
our meetings, Mondays at 9:15 p.m. 



required to take. 

Middle school is a weird, weird 
time, but I found a home for 
myself Even at thirteen-years-old, 
journalists are already a really dis- 
tinctive bunch. 

I owe' a whole bunch to our 
journalism teacher. We were a 
product of Whole Language, what- 
ever that really means, thus none of 
us had any grasp whatsoever on 
grammar or the like. So besides 
learning journalism for those two 
years, we were force fed everything 
we didn't learn in elementary 
school language arts. I still, howev- 
er, can't spell for the life of me. 

(Those who know me today 
probably can't see an Amy who 
isn't a grammar nazi. It came 
quickly to me, though, and has 
smck by me ever since.) 

From middle school, I was sent 
into the depths of journalism 1, a 
mandatory class for anyone who 
wanted to work on the newspaper 
or the yearbook. 

Brooke Ramey Nelson was a 
loud-mouthed Texan with more 
credentials than most high school 
newspapers ask for. (A hint as to 
my personality - I'm cringing hard- 
core that I just ended that sentence 
in a preposition, but it's 12:58, and 
I just don't care.) She had spent 
several years writing and editing for 
The Washington Post, and from her 
knowledge, she filled our heads 
with journalistic tidbits I still share 
with everyone that steps into this 
office. 

High school journalism was a 
good time for growing, not only in 
terms of journalism, but in life as 
well. At sixteen, I had finished my 
eight-year stint as a cheerleader, 
and I was ready to expand my hori- 
zons. (Whoever just made fun of 
me being a cheerleader is going to 
be the victim of a sharp right 
hook.) I wasn't the same person 1 
had been for all those years. At six- 
teen, I had found an actual talent. 

Nhke, Nikki, and 1 were the only 
three sophomores that were sec- 
tion editors on the paper, ■ When 
senior year rolled around, the three 
t)f us (VC'W\X' as our last names 
would have it), were all named co- 
editors. I had a glorious time that 
year, beginning with a story that 
grabbed national attention and 
ending with the highest award 
from the \'irginia High School 
League, 



But when I walked out of room 
215 of West Springfield High 
School, I was sure that I was done 
with journalism. Longwood 
CoUege in Nowhere, Virginia had 
accepted me to be among their 
ranks as up-and-coming elemen- 
tary school teachers. That was a 
hard decision for me - choosing 
between journalism and teaching. 
It slipped my mind that I could do 
bodi. 

It only took two weeks for me 
to realize how absolutely boring 
Farmvillc was, so as a scared and 
lonely freshman, I joined The 
Rotunda. As it turns out, I was the 
only freshman on the staff, so the 
juniors and seniors took me as 
their baby, and I spread the knowl- 
edge I had accumulated over the 
past several years. 

(Oh my God, this page just isn't 
filling up the way it needs to be. 
Time check says it's 1:17 a.m. If 
you see me today, perhaps you 
could punch me in the face and 
put me out of my misery. Perhaps 
you could also write a Letter to the 
Editor, so I don't have to do this 
again next week.) 

Perhaps a bit more about me, 
but not in terms of the paper? 

This is the first semester I've 
actually done my work. I gave up 
on homework in the third grade, 
but I'm making a valient effort to 
change the way I work. However, 
because of this paper, I am not 
finishing my reading for American 
Lit II. Sorry, Dr. C. By that alone 
can you tell I'm an English major? 

I get really snobby about being 
an English major. I actually get 
reaUy snobby about a lot of things: 
coffee, museums, what actually 
constitutes as Northern Virginia, 
books, music, and life in general. I 
need to stop doing that. It's 1:27 in 
the morning, though, so I'm not 
sure now is the time. 

Dispite being a feminist and a 
lesbian, I'm really conservative, 
I've learned to keep my mouth 
shut around most people, as it 
only leads to trouble when I don't. 
I'm also very strong in my faith, 
though I'm also very strong in the 
idea that faith is very personal, 
thus you do not have to run the 
risk of me pushing my ideals onto 
you. Ask, and 1 will share, other- 
wise you probably won't catch me 
talking about God. 

I'm very into folk music, prima- 



rily contemporary folk. If I could 
have a one-night stand with any- 
one in the world, it would be 
singer/songwriter Susan Werner. 
(If anyone wants to cut this out 
and send it to her, that's fine with 
me. Just as long as I don't get 
arrested.) 

I'm stalking a dead woman. 

(I should just leave it at that 
and let everyone wonder.) 

Let's see. I'm the webmaster 
for both the radio station and 
UA. For the radio, my regular 
show widi DJ Rog Pog (I'm DJ 
Good Game) is on Fridays from 
1-3 p.m.. "The Caffeine Diary" is 
two hours of wonderfiil folk and 
soft rock goodness. On Mondays 
from 11-12 a.m., Mr. Canada and 
I have "Pimp Juice" (he thought 
that name up, just so you know), 
which is the first ever Longwood 
Sex Talk Show. 

(If my mother ever reads this 
column, I do believe that I am 
out of a home and college 
tuition.) 

I say lots of odd catch phrases 
like "Good Christ on a popsicle 
stick" and "What die nut." I call 
people in my classes "Dippity 
doo heads." I don't ever really 
make sense. 

(I haven't really left this chair in 
the last eight hours. My butt is 
starting to go numb.) 

I really love being female. I 
don't hate men, even though 
popular theory says I should. My 
only regret about being female is 
not being able to pee my name in 
the snow. I suppose I'll survive. 

My biggest promise for the 
semester, besides the whole 
doing my work thing, is to stop 
showing my underwear to every- 
one. Something about it being 
time to grow up; I'm sure it's all a 
lie anyway 

I think I just broke the desk. 

So 1 leave you with this, at 1 :47 
in the rriorning, Patt\' Griffin is 
playing over the computer speak- 
ers; Scott and Leslie arc sitting 
beside me. The night is just 
beginning. 

Here's to the semester. Here's 
to us. Here's to you. 




Amy Whipple 

l:ditor-in-Cbief 



January 22, 2004 



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Ckange ol Heart, Ckange of Plans 

say, who they were, or to maybe 
actually do a hard hitting journal- 
istic account of the corruption 
exposed by the students of this 
school (again, I had lofty expecta- 
tions). Each time that I attempt- 
ed to do this, these traits were bla- 
tantiy apparent. 

Most were very surprised and 
agitated that I would actuaUy fol- 
low up with them, and most were 
unable to answer the queries 
posed to them. 

But that's the beauty of having 
an opinion and being given the 
first amendment right to be able 
to print such opinion. This I was 
reminded of harshly by another 
editor when I attempted to 
"proofread" a piece that was 
incredibly inflammatory, and 
again when I wanted to amend 
something that was... well... just 
plain gross. 

Most people are not going to 
do is think to themselves: 
"Gee... maybe I am an idiot that 
doesn't deserve to be in a college 
setting; I think I'll just go home." 

As the old saying goes, you 
can't fight fire with fire. This is 
why I have made the decision to 
attempt to think more positively. 
I predict that in the coming year, 
it will make me happier and more 
tolerable to the people around 
me. The challenge is to see if 
people around me follow suit. 
For its not easy to be positive; it 
involves reprogramming you're 
entire way of thinking. 

We'll see how it works out. 



WiUard A- Vaughn 

Staff Writer 

For most of us, a new year brings 
a new set of empty, unfijfilled 
goals that we set for ourselves to 
achieve throughout the year. 

These New Year's Resolutions, 
usually based on bad habits that 
we have created for ourselves, 
normally bring us right back to 
the same place a year later, having 
gained twenty pounds and drink- 
ing enough to make an alcoholic 
smile. 

But this year for me is differ- 
ent. I have made the conscious 
decision to make a change for 
myself in the positive direction. 

This change is largely based 
upon a book that I have started 
reading entitled Hojf to Win 
Friends and Influence People by Dale 
Cai-negie. 

This book I noticed was 
required reading for a class in the 
Psychology department, so while 
I was purchasing my $110 book 
that I needed for the class I was 
taking, I spent $13.50 on this 
book that I didn't (and thus suc- 
cessfully ripping it out of the 
hands of one of the students in 
that class-sorry). I wanted to 
read it for entertainment purpos- 
es; unbeknownst to me how life 
changing it would be. 

In just reading the first chap- 
ter, I have decided to change my 
oudook on life. This change is 
twofold. First of all, this littie 
editorial marks the end of my 
journey as Opinion Editor of The 
Rotunda. This decision is based 
upon the latter half of my 
epiphany: I have decided to no 
longer look at things negatively. 

Within the pages of this paper 
I have written several things that 
have for the most part been neg- 
ative. One such article writteri at 
the beginning of last fall semes- 
ter, resulted in the removal of me 
as president of one organization 
and most likely a demotion in 
another. Oh, and not to mention 
a nasty backlash of politicking 



and lies that resulted in me 
loosing a job within the town. 

But even that in of itself is a 
good thing. It led me to the 
office of the Rotunda to seek 
new experiences in an organiza- 
tion that I knew nothing about. 
I was welcomed with open 
arms and immediately placed in 
a new leadership position that I 
knew even less about. 

I thought I could make a 
change for the better by being 
the person accountable for. the 
words within the Op/Ed pages. 
I suppose I had lofty expecta- 
tions, and everything pretty 
much remained the same. But 
that's okay. Sometimes unifor- 
mity is a good thing and The 
Rotunda is a shining example of 
this principal. 

Without publications like the 
Rotunda to make us laugh or to 
make us think, this campus 
would most likely not be a very 
interesting place to be. For this 
reason alone I think that this 
newspaper and its entire staff 
should receive ever)' award that 
Longwood has to offer. 

So as I close one door, I 
open another. For I've realized, 
again referencing this experi- 
ence, that most negativity is 
inspired from three things: 
ignorance, annoyance, and 
inconvenience. Over the last 
semester I've attempted to fol- 
low up on a few claims made by 
opinion writers in order to 
either confirm what they had to 



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Props; 

4- To Mary CarroU-Hackett's Dramatic Writing class 

+ To finally being able to take Young Adult Lit 

+ To two Challender classes in one semester! 

+ To being able to walk between the Student Union and 

the D-Hall. Now, for the rest of it. 

+ To the only time in the semester when we can get all our 

work done 

Drops; 

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- To bad grades from last semester 

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More music reviews on 
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-Sophomore 





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January 22, 2004 



SPIRIT cont'd p.l 

Larissa Smith grew up in Northern 
Virginia and graduated from Chantilly 
High School in 1989. She received her 
BA. in political and social thought from 
the University of Virginia in 1993. 
^Tiile at UVA, she was an Echols 
Scholar and served as a program director 
for the tutoring program at Madison 
House, UVA's student volunteer center. 

Dr. Smith became interested in histo- 
T)' when she took a course on the histo- 
ry of the civil rights movement with 
Professor Julian Bond, now chairman of 
the board of the NAACP, in 1990. She 
went on to pursue concentrations in 
African American studies and southern 
history, and she wrote her senior under- 
graduate thesis on Charles H. Houston, 
the architect of die NAACP's legal cam- 
paign to challenge segregated education 
and the mentor of Thurgood Marshall, 
the first African American to serve on 
the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2001, she 
earned her Ph.D. in American history 



from Emory University in Adanta, Georgia. 
She came to Longwood in the fall of 2000, 
following a one-year position teaching at 
VSU in Petersburg. 

In March 2003, Dr. Smith received a 
Resident Fellowship from the Virginia 
Foundation for Humanities and Public 
Policy (VFH) in Charlottesville. In die 
spring semester 2004, she will be in resi- 
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Penn State Launckes File-Skoring Experiment 



V-Wire • 

Since its birth in a college dorm room 
nearly six years ago, Napster has been a 
word-of-mouth sensation, on the cover of 
Time magazine, the defendant in a lawsuit 
filed by Metallica and bought by a 
German media conglomerate, only to 
become a complete and utter business fail- 
ure. 

But after Napster filed for Chapter 11 
bankruptcy in June 2002 and was presum- 
ably left to die, the infamous name and 
unmistakable logo have been revived. 

The deal signed in November between 
Napster, owned by parent company 
Roxio, and Pennsylvania State University 
saw fruition last weekend as the digital 
music progenitor returned to the commu- 
nity that first embraced it: the college 
campus. 

And as students take time to test out 
the software, they can rest assured that 
every CEO of every major technology - 
and music ~ related business is watching 
and waiting for their opinions. 

"We're the first in the nation, or world 
even, [to have this parmership]," said Sam 
Haldeman, assistant to the associate vice 
provost for information technology serv- 
ices, aka the man who was commissioned 
to test and choose the online music serv- 
ice for Penn State. 

But there's more behind Haldeman's 
statement than sheer bravado. It's a state- 
ment that points out Penn State's unique 
position, and it isn't just the techies who 
are paying attention. 

Congress has praised the university in 
its efforts to combat illegal file sharing, 
and "NBC Nightly News" scheduled a 
segment discussing the deal. 

"We are concerned about what we per- 
ceive to be a wide-spread illegal phenom- 
enon, while educating students about the 
legal and moral implications and ramifica- 
tions of copyright infringement," 
Haldeman said. 

But perhaps more specifically, as Matt 
Jackson, assistant professor of telecom- 
munications, pointed out, the real thing 
these businesses want to find out is: 
"Once they graduate, will students contin- 
ue to use a legal service, or will they go 
back to what is free?" 

Jackson likened the situation to Penn 
State's current contract with Pepsi, which 
has been the university's soda of choice 
for the past eight years. 

"Pepsi pays extra to be the only soda 
with the hope that when students gradu- 
ate, they continue to buy it," he said. "That 
is taking advantage of a controlled atmos- 
phere. This is a bad thing to the extent 



that students who wovild use another serv- 
ice continue to use Napster because it is all 
that is offered." 

But it seems, at least for now, students 
are still able to find an alternate means. 

And while this sounds like a great deal 
for everyone involved, Haldeman's expla- 
nation brings up another point that has 
consistently been raised against the 
Napster agreement. 

"It is not a valid answer [that Penn State 
got a good deal]," Jackson said. "It could 
be a very good deal, but money is still 
going from Penn State to Napster. Instead, 
it could be going to new technology funds 
or a refund to students. The university is 
being very disingenuous [when saying stu- 
dents don't have to pay]." 

Haldeman, however, represents the uni- 
versity's philosophy toward the project, 
which has been one of taking advantage of 
a situation. 

"We recognized that students were in 
dire desire of music, and we had the lever- 
age and power to do something about it," 
Haldeman said. 

Here is where the skeptics point out that 
Spanier is co-chair of the Committee on 
Higher Education and die Entertainment 
Industry along with RIAA president Cary 
Sherman, not to mention Penn State 
trustee Barry Robinson, who also spUts his 
administrative time as senior counsel for 
corporate affairs with the RIAA. 

"Some of the criticisms [against the 
deal] stem from ignorance of laws and a 
bias towards viewing the RIAA and artists 
as tyrannical millionaires," Haldeman said. 

Brian Morrison, a junior in film and 
video, who has posted fliers around cam- 
pus that read, "Do You Know About Bad 
Napster?," would have to agree that 
Haldeman has his cynics pegged. 

"File sharing, whether or not people 
realize it, is a revolt against the system," 
Morrison said. "Essentially, the recording 
industry has been exploiting people for a 
long time, and file sharing is an answer to 
it." 

Morrison said the university should have 
never gotten involved in the first place 
because the students, not the record Indus-, 
try, should be its first concern. He said he 
believes Penn State is taking money from 
university operations, such as the 
Microsoft software that is no longer avail- 
able for free to students, and putting it in 
the recording industry's hands without 
providing an actual product. 

In 2001 the record industry reported a 
10 percent decrease in sales and a slew of 
figures pointed to online piracy as the cul- 
prit. The RIAA said that one peer-to-peer 
system was responsible for 1.8 billion 
unauthorized downloads per month and 



that the number of burned CD's world- 
wide was most likely equal to the number 
of CD's sold at retail. 

"Basic economics says they need to 
lower prices [to solve their decreased sales], 
but the recording industry would rather 
manipulate the system and tell us what to 
listen to [with programs like Napster]," 
Morrison said. 

And that seems to be the bottom line 
when it comes to criticisms of the Napster 
deal. 

"My major concern is if Napster is 
catering to the Big Five [record labels, 
which are Uriiversal Music Group, BMG 
Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment, 
EMI Group and Warner Brothers Music] 
or offers unprofitable deals to other 
artists," Jackson said. "That would be hor- 
rendous, and the university should have no 
part. They should have a stipulation that 
Napster offers the same deal to secondary 
artists and opens its service on a non-dis- 
criminatory basis." 

As of Saturday, about 6,000 of the 
18,000 students who live on campus have 
registered to use the Napster software. And 
despite a project that has never been 
attempted before by anyone, let alone the 
technology department at Penn State, the 
overall atmosphere in the student union 



was one of optimism. 

"We expected some difficulties since 
we're the first to do this," said Bill Mahon, 
university spokesman. "But so far everything 
is very optimistic." 

According to Haldeman, only 20 com- 
plaints have been received, all of which he 
described as simple technical errors, such as 
registration difficulty and wrongly config- 
ured Internet settings. But neither Mahon 
nor Haldeman received complaints from 
Mac users, whose systems are not compati- 
ble with the Napster software. 

"The issue is which songs are available, 
where the service can be used and who can 
use it," he said. 

Napster currendy adds 10,000 to 30,000 
songs every week and offers more than 
500,000 total tracks, but the company is not 
to be blamed for the absence of a specific 
artist, Haldeman said. It is up to the artist to 
give permission. 

Greg Gabbard, die owner of City Lights, 
agreed that the Napster deal was a positive 
step toward curbing illegal file sharing. He 
also said he thipks that the service is geared 
toward the selling of single tracks, which is 
something his store doesn't deal in. 

"If it's just singles, then there's no com- 
petition," Gabbard said. "Artists are getting 
paid, and that's the bottom line." 



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HORCSCOPES 

by Sam Wise-Ridges 

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Anthony Sinecoff 

Si aff Wri ter 

For the longest time after Sponge 
Bob Square Pants was making 
waves with kids, and then eventu- 
ally college kids, critics and ana- 
lysts were trying to figure out the 
success of the yellow porous 
creature. 

After being compared ad nase- 
um to Jerry Lewis, they finally 
decided that everyone loves Mr. 
Bob because he is completely 
oblivious in a non-oblivious 
world. 

For this same reason £^is also 
appealing, and no one really plays 
the part of oblivious as well as 
Will Ferrell, of SNL fame. 

Buddy (Ferrell) is a man who 
thinks he was raised in the North 
Pole by Santa's elves. He doesn't 
realize he's human; he just thinks 
he's a bit tall, and rather slow at 
making toys. 

Santa (Ed Asner) and his adop- 
tive Papa (Bob Newhart) finally 
break the truth to him and 
encourage him to find his biolog- 
ical father (James Caan) in New 



York. 

The city is alien to this 
Christmas-loving elf-man, and as 
he bumbles along he manages to 
get under the skin of his Scrooge- 
like dad, sweet step-mom, litde 
brother and a cute girl who works 
as an Elf in a retail store's 
Christmas department. 

The story is truly silly, but it 
maintains that important quality 
that lets us suspend our cynical 
disbelief 

There are several hilarious 
parts in the film, most all having 
to do with Buddy's inept style in 
the Big Apple, including the part 
where Buddy is warned about not 
eating gum off the street: "It's 
not candy," Papa Elf warned him, 
yet Buddy indulges himself any- 
way. 

Ferrell, while looking a bit aged 
for an Elf, fits the part like a 
glove, and seems to be one of the 
few actors out there that can play 
this manically oblivious part con- 
vincingly. 

The casting of Asner and 
Newhart is a throwback to yester- 



year when neither of their politi- 
cal affiliations mattered. 

Now even in the movie, Asner 
has to have a foot on the soapbox, 
reviling the "New York Central 
Park Rangers" when they try to 
attack his sley. The scene is either 
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Lard of the Rings or a negative tes- 
tament to New York's finest - on 
horses. 

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Newhart are perfect for their 
roles, and they allow Ferrell to 
cement his silliness as he plays off 
of their sincerity. 

Favreau directs the film like a 
holiday classic - bright and wacky, 
with witty touches and references 
that will make the film enjoyable 
over multiple viewings. 

The ending is a bit thick on the 
cheese factor, and a little light on 
the humor that saturated the rest 
of the movie, but it doesn't do 
irreparable harm. 

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Longwood Hieatre Welcomes Guest Artist Daniel Stein 



Becky Creasey 

Lonfffood Theatre 

Continuing its tradition of host- 
ing world-renowned theatre 
artists, Longwood Theatre wel- 
comes actor, director, and teacher 
Daniel Stein for a week-long resi- 
dency Januar}- 19 through 24. 

Mr. Stein will present work- 
shops for Longwood Universit)' 
theatre students and faculty, and 
will present a public performance 
of his piece WINDOWSPEAK 
on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 
8:00 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium 
on the Longwood University 
campus. 

Daniel Stein has just complet- 
ed serving his five year rotation as 
School Director, and now carries 
the tide of Projects Director of 
The Dell'Arte International 
School of Physical Theatre where 
he also teaches "Preparing the 
Instrument," "Generadng New 
Material" and "Improvisation." 




After studying m the 
Professional Actors Training 
Program at Catnegie-Mellon 
Universit)', where he had the priv- 
ilege of working with Jewel 
Walker, he then went to Paris to 
study with Erienne Decroux, and 
subsequendy made his home in 
Paris for 20 years. 

Mr. Stein started his profes- 
sional career as an actor with the 
French National Theatre. Since 
then his performances have 
toured in more than 25 countries. 

He had his own school in Paris 



for 1 5 years and has taught master 
classes throughout the world at 
institutions such as Juilliard 
School of Drama, New York and 
The Institute of Dramatic Arts, 
Tokyo. 

Mr. Stein has received grants 
from the National Endowment 
for the Arts, the United 
States/Japan Commission, the 
Pew Charitable Trust, and has 
been named a John Simon 
Guggenheim Fellow. 

Daniel Stein will be performing 
his acclaimed WINDOWSPEAK 
on Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 
8:00 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium 
on the Longwood University cam- 
pus. 

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information call the Jarman Box 
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January 22, 2004 



Sports 

Women's Basketl>all Continues Successful Season witk Eleven tk Win 



Sports InfomaHon 

Longwood University split a pair 
of games last week, defeating 
Francis Marion (S.C.) 66-59, Jan. 
12 in Lancer Hall, before falling 
to in-state foe Virginia Union 83- 
67, Jan. 1 5 in Richmond. 

The Lancers are now 11-7 on 
the season and will remain idle for 
two weeks until they travel to the 
nation's capital, Jan. 31, to take on 
the University of the District of 
Columbia - tip-off is set for 4 
p.m. 

Against Francis Marion (S.C.) 
(7-4), Longwood erased a 13- 
point deficit to start the game en 
route to a 66-59 victory over the 
visiting Patriots. 

In the first half, the visiting 
squad jumped out to an early 13- 
lead as Longwood was scoreless 
until sophomore Ashley 
Mason/Virginia Beach (Princess 
Anne) hit a field at the 12:22 mark 
to put the Lancers on the board. 



The host school fought back 
with 25-9 run to lead 30-26 at 
halftime. Longwood continued 
its control of the game during 
the second stanza, stretching the 
advantage by as many as 17 
points (52-35, 9:32). 

The Patriots, however, put 
together a late second half rally 
courtesy of Jennifer Howard, 
who hit three consecutive shots 
rom three-point territory to put 
her team within reach, the latter 
trey tying the game at 57-57 with 
3:45 remaining. 

Senior Erica 

Marcum/Charleston, W.Va. 
(George Washington) then pro- 
vided Longwood with a much- 
needed steal and lay-up with 35- 
seconds left that sealed the win 
for the Lancers. 

Ashley Mason paced the 
Lancers with her second career 
double-double - first of the sea- 
son - of 21 points and 13 



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sports Information 

Longwood University lost two road 
games played last week, falling 61- 
53 at the University of the District 
of Columbia Jan. 17 after an 82-63 
loss at Southern Virginia University 
Jan. 14. The Lancers are now 3-14 
this season and will not return to 
action until Jan. 29, a 1 2-day break 
in the schedule, remaining on the 
road at Saint Paul's College in 
Lawrenceville beginning at 7:30 
p.m.. Longwood has played 11 of 
17 games this season away from 
Farmville. 

Longwood continues to play 
without senior Ail-American 
Charles Stephens/Danville (GW- 
Danville) who had averaged 22.7 
points and 12.4 rebounds through 
the first 11 games this season. 
Stephens' mother, Rachel Dean 
Calloway, had been terminally ill and 
passed away Jan. 3 at her home in 
Danville following a batde with can- 
cer. Unfortunately, Stephens has 
not returned to the program and his 
status for the remainder of the sea- 
son is uncertain at this time. 

At the District of Columbia (10- 
6), Longwood lost a hard-fought 
decision after rallying from a 10- 
point halfdme deficit to within 53- 
51 with 2:19 left before the 
Firebirds made two late three-point 
field goals to secure their record 



28th-straight home win. UDC led 
4-0 to begin the game before the 
Lancers batded back to lead 11-9 
on a jumper from freshman 
Maurice Sumter/ Alexandria (T.C. 
Williams) at 13:44. Classmate 
Husein Pistoljevic/Richland, Wash. 
(Hanford) had put Longwood into 
gear early with consecutive three- 
pointers to open the team's scoring. 
The visitors led 14-11 after a three- 
pointer from Sumter, and another 
basket by Pistoljevic tied the game 
at 20-20 (6:01). The Firebirds, 
however, used a 14-4 run to close 
the half and take a 34-24 lead at the 
intermission. UDC scored first in 
the second half before the Lancers 
closed to within 40-36 at 14:12 as 
freshman Michael 

Jefferson /Chester field 
(Meadowbrook) scored 10 of the 
Lancers first 12 points in the peri- 
od, including a two-handed slam- 
dunk off a fastbreak. The hosts 
managed to extend the lead to 52- 
43 with 6:04 remaining before 
another rally by Longwood nar- 
rowed the score to 53-51 (2:19) - 
the fmal four points of the run 
from Sumter on a rare four-point 
play. Sumter had connected on a 
three-pointer, and was fouled, and 
made the free throw before the two 
late treys (1:43, :49.7) made the dif- 
ference. 



rebounds. Mason went 9-13 
from the floor and 2-4 from the 
foul line, while hitting one trey 
and getting one steal, one block, 
and two assists. In addition to 
Mason's team-best night, fresh- 
man Ashleigh 
Hollman/Centreville (Westfield) 
added her own double-digits of 
11 points, including three treys, 
while Marcum finished with 
seven points and a team-high 
four assists. Senior Ebony 
Smith /Palmyra (Fluvanna Co.) 
also contributed seven points 
and pulled down eight boards. 

Longwood shot 37.3 percent 
(26-67) from the floor, including 
30.0 percent (6-20) from three- 
point territory and shot 47.6 per- 
cent (10-21) at the foul line. 
Francis Marion shot 42.3 percent 
(22-52) from the field, 33.3 (5- 
15) from beyond the arc, and 
76.9 percent from the line. 

At Virginia Union (12-2), the 



two teams stayed evenly matched 
throughout the first half, tying 
the game seven times and chang- 
ing the advantage four times. 

Longwood took its first lead 
(20-19) of the game at the six- 
minute mark off on a field goal 
from junior Marita 

Meldere/Rujiena, Latvia 

(Lynchburg Christian) but quick- 
ly gave up its margin after the 
host school hit a pair of free 
throws. Both schools then trad- 
ed baskets for the remainder of 
the half until the Panthers took 
control of the game with 2:14 
left to enter the intermission 
with a 37-32 advantage. After 
the break, Virginia Union 
opened the half where it left off 
and never relinquished its lead. 
The Panthers stretched their 
margin by as many as 18 points 
in the second stanza to close out 
the contest with a decisive home 



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Smith paced Longwood with 
her team-high 15 points, including 
one three-pointer, while grabbing 
six rebounds. 

Three other Lancers registered 
double-digits, including Meldere, 
who posted 10 points and eight 
boards, while sophomore Amber 
Mason/Virginia Beach (Princess 
Anne) and Hollman also con- 
tributed 10 points apiece. Junior 
transfer Catherine 

Dunn/ Aberdeen, N.J. (St. John 
Vianney) led the Lancers on the 
glass, pulling down a team-best 10 
rebounds. 

Longwood shot 40.3 percent 
from the floor on 25-for-62 
shooting, 21.1 percent on 4-for- 
19 from three-point territory, and 
65.0 percent on 13-for-20 from 
the line. Virginia Union shot 42.9 
percent (30-70) from the floor, 
27.3 percent (3-11) from beyond 
the arc, and 80.0 percent (20-25) 
at the line. 



LONGWOOD ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES HONOR STUDENT-ATHLETES 

Longwood University Director of Athletics Rick Mazzuto has announced dut 44 Lancer student-adiletes have been named to 
ddier die President's list (4.00) or Dean's List (3.50-3.99) for the just-corapkted fell semester at the institution. The President's 
List teduded 17 student-athletes from 11 different sports who achieved perfect academic progress during the semester. The 
Dean's List included 27 student-athletes from 12 different sports who achieved near-perfect academic prepress during the scmes- 
tct Overall, 44% (87) of the 199 student-athletes attained a GPA of at least 3.00, incJudmg the 22% (44) on these two presti- 
gious lists. 'TTiese student-athletes represent the best we have to offer," stated Mazzuta 'TTiC)' have set a standard for all of us 
who are im-olved in intcrcoUeg^te athletics. I congratulate dieir efforts and achievements." 

Lancers on President's List (4.00) Garrett Green/Fredericksburg, Senior, Men's Tennis 

Snjart Bertsch/Norfolk, Junior, Men's Soccer John Hines/Smithfield, Sophomore, Baseball 

Emily Bikowski/Fairfax, Junior, Women's Lacrosse Dmitri Isakovski/Norfolk, Sophomore, Men's Soccer 

Megan Camden/Bedford, Junior, Softball John Tompkins /Chesapeake, Sophomore, Men's Cross 

Christopher Gibbs/Chesterfield, Freshman, Men's Cross Country 

Country Jon Larson/I^esbxirg, Sophomore, Men's Basketball 

Anne Hundley /Norfolk, Freshman, FicU Hockey . Amber Mason/ Virginia Beach, Sophomore, Women's 

Michael Joyce/Peterborough, Ontario, Sophomore, Men's Golf Basketball 

Ashley Mason/Virginia Beach, Sophomore, Women's 

Basketball 

Toni Matkovich/Wheeling, W.Va., Senior, Women's 

Basketball 

Kathleen Murphy/Vitginia Beach, Freshman, Field Hockey 

Diego Quiros/Quesada, Costa Rica, Sophomore, Men's 

Tennis 

Joe! Rowc/ColonJal Heists, Freshman, Men's Basketball 

Kerry Ryan/Sprii^field, Sophomore, Women's Lacrosse 

Stacey Sdimidt/BerHn, N.J., Senior, Women's Lacrosse 

Chris Shuford/Predcricksbui^ Freshman, Men's Golf 

Shawn Slotke/Baltimore, Md., Junior, Women's Lacrosse 

Ebony Smith/Kents Store, Senior, Women's Basketball 

Jennifer Steele/Manassas Park, Junior, Softball 

Headier Storrie/Spring Grove, Pa., Freshman, Women's 

Soccer 

Kristy Taylor/Lorton, Senior, Women's Lacrosse 

Jessica Wilkerson/Roanoke, Sophomore, Women's 

Basketball 

Heather Williams/Btookneal, Senior, Softball 



April Lockley/Califomia, Md., Sophomore, Women's Soccer 
Tucker McCarthy/Richmond, Junior, Women's Golf 
Catherine Melvin/Newport News, Junior, Women's Tennis 
Mary Millage/Ennismore, Ontario, Senior, Women's Golf 
HoUy Miller/Newport News, Junior, Women's Cross Country 
Matt Paciocco/Richmond, Senior, Men's Golf 
Whimey Slack/Lecsburg, Freshman, Women's Soccer 
Shawn Spllman/CJncinnati, Ohio, Senior, Men's Soccer . 
Jessica Walton/WillJarasburg, Junior, Women's Cross Country 
Evan Weinstein/Totonto, Ontario, Senior, Baseball 
Zach Zigrang/Vitpiia Beach, Freshman, fiaseball 



Lancers on Dean's List (3.50-3.99) 

Kathleen Barry /Annandale, Freshman, Women's Lacrosse 

Justin Brock/Palo Alto, Calif., Freshman, Men's Soccer 

Isa C<Aen/Mineral, Junior, Women's Lacrosse 

Tiffany Dcnby/Charlottesville, Junior, Wc«nen's Cross Country 

Cat Dunn/Aberdeen, RJ., Senior, Women's Basketball 

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Volume 83, Number 15 



Waiting to Stop Slipping on the Ice Since 1920 



January 29, 2004 



Recruitment a 
Succedful Start to 
New Semester 

Bobbi Thibo 

Asst. Editor 



The end of winter break not 
only brought around the begin- 
ning of a new school semester, . 
but it also meant the start of a 
whole new experience for some 
students. 

The Thursday before the 
majority of campus returned for 
the spring semester, those girls 
hoping to join a sorority returned 
early for recruitment. 

During formal rush the 
prospective girls go around to 
each chapter and then narrow 
their visits down from there; 
depending on which sororities 
they are interested in and those 
who invite them back. 

Recruitment is an exciting 
time for not only the girls going 
through it, but all of the sisters as 
well. 

"Recruitment was a blast. Not 
only was it a chance to meet and 
get new girls, it was also a chance 
for the sisters to grow closer." 
Commented Aubrie Therrien, a 
sister of Delta Zeta, which 
received eleven new girls this 
semester. 

"Our favorite part of recrviit- 
ment is Walk. It is the time that 
we can celebrate all of our hard 




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Two older ASA sisters pose for a picture after their own 
walk. The experience gives all rushees a chance to see where 
their classmates will be pledging for the semester. 



work by welcoming our new girls 
into our sorority." Kristy 
Holland, Delta Zeta president, 
added. 

One aspect of recruitment 
that many of the sisters seem to 
enjoy is coming up with a theme, 
decorating the halls in Stubbs, 
and preparing their parties. 

"This semester our sorority 
chose ASA in the city, after the 
popular T.V series Sex in the 
City. By choosing this theme it 
was easy to create an upbeat 
atmosphere, which made conver- 
sation with the girls ea^ and 
entertaining." Kelly Creamer, 
president of Alpha Sigma Alpha 
sorority, explained. 

The new pledges are also very 
anxious and excited about 
recruitment and what is to come 
in the weeks ahead as they join 



their new sisterhood. 

DZ pledge Sydelle Gonias 
commented, "Recruitment was 
one of the most nerve racking 
things I have gone through here, 
because it really is a life long deci- 
sion, but its the best decisions I 
have ever made, and I can already 
tell that this is going the be worth 
ever minute of the stress that may 
come with pledging" 

Overall, recruitment is an excit- 
ing event for everyone involved 
that all the sisters anticipate. 

"The sisters of ADPi are very 
excited to welcome the new 
alphas to our chapter and we can't 
wait to help them along on their 
journey through pledging, it's an 
experience we're all thrilled to be a 
part of." Concluded Mel 
McConnell, a sister of Alpha 
Delta Pi. 



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Boi^i Thibo 

Asst. EdikfT 



If you've even glanced at any of 
the posters hanging around 
campus, the red "Stop, Don't 
Sign that Lease!" signs have 
surely grabbed your attention. 

Although moving off cam- 
pus is a very exciting step, there 
is more to the process thetn just 
finding an apartment and sign- 
ing a lease. 

Before making any commit- 
ments diat you can't get out of, 
be sure to pay attention to the 
signs and that all your bases are 
covered. 



Those students that have 56 
credits and who wish to move 
off campus next semester must 
fiU out the online off-campus 
housing application that can be 
found at 

www.iongwood.e<lu/housing. 

After completeir^ the form, 
one of the two mandatory meet- 
ings must be attended. 

The dates for the orientation 
sessions are February 4th, 2004 
at 3:00 p.m and February 5th, 
2004 at 3:30 p.m in the ABC 
rooms. 

Like many rising Juniors 
Ashley Cross is excited about her 
move from the dorms to apart- 



ment living, and is pleased with 
the overall application process. 

"1 think it b very convinent 
and efficeint to be able to com- 
plete the application online, and 
I think the meetings are a good 
idea to make sure everyone 
knows whats going on." Ashley 
commented. 

"I do think that some feed- 
back should have been given 
after filling out the online thing 
to be sure that it went through 
ok, that's the only thing I'm real- 
ly worried about." She added. 
Although there are 

See LEASE p.4 



Today the Virginia State Fire 
Marshall is conducting an 
inspection of all University' R2- 
zoned residence areas, which 
include Old and New Dorms, 
the Lawn, apartments, suites and 
residential colleges, and when 
she's done, U.V.A. will be as ster- 
ile and boring as a prison. 

In an overreaction to an inci- 
dent last semester when a first 
year burned a flier on his hall- 
mate's door, the new fire mar- 
shall has decided to strictiy 
enforce the Commonwealth's 
fire code, outiawing any flamma- 
ble paper (as opposed to non- 
flammable paper!) from hanging 
on residents' doors. 

No fliers. No posters. No pic- 
tures of friends. No nametags. 

Nothing to distinguish one 
personality from the next. Just 
boring, blank doors for the 
roughly 6,000 undergraduate and 
graduate students living in the 
affected areas. 

Past fire marshalls have been 
more lax on the state code, 
allowing a reasonable amount of 
paper cover on students' doors. 

However, this year there is a 
new fire marshall, and in 
response to last semester's inci- 
dent, she has decided to strictiy 
enforce this ridiculous code. 

This is ludicrous for so many 
reasons, and the fire marshaU 
should quickly realize both the 
possibility and necessity for 
compromise. 

The biggest problem with the 
strict enforcement of the code is 
that it won't accomplish what it's 
set out to accomplish. 

Forbidding students from 
hanging paper on their doors will 
not make it any less likely that 
their rooms will catch on fire. 

Their rooms will be fiill of 
innumerable paper products 
impossible to contain in a tragic 
blaze, and there will always be 
that one trigger-happy first year 



with a lighter and too much booze 
in his system. 

To forbid fliering a Lawn door 
and yet still allow piles of stacked 
firewood is nonsensical, and 
speaks to the overly cautious 
enforcement of the code. 

Yes, the idea of a poster catch- 
ing fire and burning down an 
entire residence area is scary, but 
unrealistic. 

And no one wants to live in a 
hall where every room looks as 
unappealing as the next. 

Whether it's a first year proud- 
ly displaying her new sorority let- 
ters, an upperclassman showing 
off pictures of his friends, or a 
Lawn resident championing a 
cause for students and visitors 
alike to see as they stroU by, this 
new strict enforcement will take 
away so much of what it means to 
be a unique member of the 
University community. 

Decorating your door lets your 
individuality stick out in a com- 
munity in which it is so important. 

Corny as it sounds, it also con- 
veys a sense of home; you'll 
always know which door is yours 
when you get back from a long 
day of classes. 

Friends and strangers alike can 
get a sense of who the University 
is when they see the fliers on 
Lawn room doors or visit other 
residence areas. 

Most importandy, students 
need all the help they can get 
advertising and finding out about 
events that are important to them 
— the pages of this newspaper 
cannot fit them all. 

Unfortunately, the University 
has its hands tied when it corner 
to matters of Commonwealth law, 
but there's still hope. 

Compromise and looser 
enforcement of the ridiculous 
code has been done in the past 
and should be again. 

Contact the State Fire 
Marshall's Office and let them 
know how you feel. 



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Editorial 




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January 29, 2004 



Editor 




F'lrst of all, 
excellent 
work to peo- 
ple writing 
this week. 
S ec o nd 1 \ , 
look down 
there |p(^int^] - the staff box is 
slowly starting to fill back up; be a 
f Jtizcn Leader and join the staff, 
just kidding. Don't be a Citizen 
Leader, just join the staff. 1 almost 
added a winkv face, but thought 
better of it. We are in college, 
after all. 

During one of our crazy snow 
days, I had the privilege of con- 
versing with my baby sister (she 
turned twelve last week) about a 
topic other than Neopets, Ijord of 
the Rififf, or Harry Potter, none of 
which 1 actually converse about - 
I just listen and pretend to care. 
Fivery once in a while, she sur- 
prises me, such as in this situa- 



tion: 

I come from a very conserva- 
tive family, half of which is 
strictly Catholic. As a general 
rule, the children maintain a 
similar sense of conservatism 
and religion, so it isn't unusual to 
run into resistance if I bring up 
a hot topic (this week: homosex- 
ualit)). It's not rare that I tease 
my sister about how I kiss girls 
(though she and my parents are 
unaware of my sexual prefer- 
ence). She says it's gross, and we 
move on with the conversation. 
Neopets, right? 

This time, she brings up how 
I'm not voting for George come 
the Presidential election. W'fjy? 
she asks. I respond that he says 
lots of hateful and mean things 
that I just can't support. She 
responds with (no joke because 
I'm copy and pasting this from 
our IM conversation, and I 



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never use more than two question 
marks anyuay), IJKE 

Well, I tell her, the biggest prob- 
lem I have is that he only wants a 
man and a woman to be able to 
marry, which is very hateful to the 
gay communit}'. I tell her gay peo- 
ple love each other just as much as 
heterosexual people. 

W^hy is it nron^ then? So he's saying 
that all people Tbil li to he straight to 
live in America? 

If they want to get married, I 
explain. If two women love each 
other very much for a very long 
time, just like Grammy and 
Grandpa love each other, one can't 
do anything say if the other is in 
the hospital if they are not mar- 
ried. I'm thinking also the lines of 
// These Walls Could Talk IJ 

She expresses sadness about 
that, knowing how much our 
grandparents depend on each 
other in sickness and in health. She 
then tells me that her best friend's 
aunt is gay. So I ask her if this 
woman is just like other adults she 



knows except that she loves 
women. She concurs. 

She says 1 can't tell my parents 
that she's okay with this woman 
being gay. Like I would rat her out 
on that. I^ok who she's talking to. 

God tells us to love everyone. 

I agree. I tell her that there arc 
gay people and straight people 
alike who respect their bodies and 
themselves and there are some of 
each that don't. She gives me a 
biblical example of straight people 
doing something they shouldn't. 

She asks why our mom doesn't 
like it when I express these views, 
and I tell her she wants us to think 
like she does because she believes 
she is right 

Thai's Just silly. You can't make peo- 
ple think certain ways unless yon brain- 
wash them hy deprimng them of sleep 
then maybe but she isn't doing that to us, 
is she? 

We discuss current options for 
gay couples, and how they can 
have families too, but that it's just 
harder for them to adopt. 

She brings up religion again. 



Whoever said that people HAD to 
like people of the different gender? Oh 
I know!! People are going hy the story 
of yldam and live since God put them 
on the planet first. 

She's an insightful young lady. 

As a final example, I bring up 
Platcj's Symposium {You have a 
m TH01 DG \ ' class? Lucky.) 
where people used to be connect- 
ed in pairs: some were two males, 
some two females, and some one 
of each. After a fight, Zeus split 
all humans apart, so everyone 
spends the rest of their lives 
looking for their other half By 
having a mix of all, it provided 
the Greeks with a namral expla- 
nation for homosexuality. 

That's nice of the Greek people. 

Isn't it? 

Yea. 



-^(M^ 



Amy Whipple 

Hditor-in-Chief 



Martin Lutker King s Legaci} of Non-Violence 



Janet Jfones 

St aff Wri ter 

Why is it that war is often glori- 
fied more than peace? The 
answer is that our society is so 
hell-bent on praising heroes who 
have based their valiant qualities 
on fighting, rather than rational- 
izing. 

To win a war one must kill 
more people than their oppo- 
nent. That is the most animalis- 
tic and brutal concept 1 have ever 
heard and honestly have a hard 
time fathoming how this can 
seem like the right answer. 

Innocent men die "for their 
country" while the leaders, who 
began the war, are later praised. 
The leaders never have to live 
witli looking at the person whom 
they have just shot, breathe their 
last breath of air, and wonder 
what he did to deserve death. 

I believe, and I am not alone, 
that there should be more holi- 
days to remember peace- keepers, 
rather than those people who 
come up with the brilliant idea to 
begin a war. 

On January 19 Longwood 
University and many other insti- 



tutions and businesses did not 
observe the holiday of Martin 
Luther King Day. 

This is one of the only days that 
venerate someone tiying to bring 
harmony to our chaotic world. I 
am not be^ng for a day off of 
school, but sincerely believe that 
we should observe a holiday for 
peace. 

In an issue of Time Magazine 
Jack E. VCTiite wrote, "It is a testa- 
ment to the greatness of Martin 
Luther King Jr. that nearly every 
major city in the U.S. has a street 
or school named after him. It is a 
measure of how sorely his 
achievements ^re misunderstood 
that most of them are located in 
black neighborhoods." 

This may be why this holiday is 
often overlooked and considered a 
holiday that only African 
Americans should have reason to 
celebrate. 

This, however, is not the case. 
Jack E. White also wrote in Time 
Magazine, "For all King did to free 
blacks from the yoke of segrega- 
tion, whites may owe him the 
greatest debt, for liberating diem 
from the burden of America's 



centuries-old hypocrisy about 
race. 

It is only because of King 
and the movement that he led 
that the US. can claim to be the 
leader of the 'free world' with- 
out inviting smirks of disdain 
and disbelief" 

If there were more days of 
remembrance for the altruistic 
people trying to make the worid 
a more civilized place, perhaps 
there would be more people fol- 
lowing in their path. 

Not only in war, but in their 
own microcosm. Children 
would not be so quick to hit 
their friends when they did not 
get what they want and adults 
would reconsider acts as well. 

However, since the leader of 
our country is so anxious to 
embrace war I do not for see a 
mass change of ideas. 

Martin Luther King was only 
one of many peace believers. 
He was only one person with 
one voice and look at the mas- 
sive impact he had on the entire 
country. 

Do not give up the fight and 
remember, make love, not war. 



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January 29, 2004 



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Conversation: It s Wliat's for Dinner 

CTN provides a problem for a Longwood student who just wants a peaceful meal. 



Nate Spencer 
Staff Writer 

There is no contending that we 
live in the Information Age. In 
this period of human civilization 
we can now access any amount of 
data at the touch of a button, 
click of a mouse, or poke of a 
stylus. 

We can, in the same sitting, 
look up information on the wed- 
ding of Britney Spears, the ins 
and outs of the Atkins diet, 
Avagadro's number (6.022 x 
1023), Dennis Rodman's dress 
size, or the schedule of televised 
ping-pong in the 2004 Summer 
Olympics (woefully nonexistent). 
This is all possible, of course, 
assuming your AIM doesn't 
throw in your face the Window of 
Procrastination. 

Our society's arsenal of gad- 
getry must be using enough elec- 
tricity to singe the hair off a 
wookie; everywhere you turn, 
another device is invented or 
implemented to further decrease 
our moments of sanit}'. 

One of Wal-Mart's newest 
addirions to the Shopping 
Experience is the new closed-cir- 
cuit Wal-Mart Network. 

Finally, my life is complete: I 
can watch advertisements and the 
occasional Bush speech while I 
shop for my smiley- faced boxers. 

The knowledge of this increas- 
ing phenomenon leads me to 
pose questions about our own 
campus. 

Not to speak for the whole of 
the student body, but I think I'm 
not far off in stating that eating is, 
at present, a common social activ- 
ity. 

If I were to poll the student 
body at random, I doubt very 
highly that I would find a top rea- 
son for eating in the dining hall to 
be memorizing the lyrics of "Hey 
Ya." 

1 acknowledge that the glasses 
through which I view the world, 
when compared to most others, 



are incredibly unique. 

I could personally rant and 
rave about the fact that, being an 
English major, listening to Nelly 
Furtado and the crew of CTN 
horribly interferes with my 
enjoyment of Shakespeare, 
Fitzgerald, or Miller. 

But not everyone is like me, 
and I acknowledge this fact. 

In fact, NeUy Furtado, when 
I'm not trying to concentrate, is 
actually one of the more enjoy- 
able music acts. 

However, I believe strongly in 
the growing need in our society 
for what I like to call, "human 
moments." 

This means that we are in dire 
need of shutting off the tech- 
nology. 

I can at this moment hear my 
friends muttering about my own 
personal obsession with gad- 
getry. 

But I aspire, if not succeed, in 
putting my face-to- face human 
encounters above my newly 
found love of text messaging or, 
yes, even the lure that we all face 
to stare into the televised obliv- 
ion while our companion obvi- 
ously needs a listening ear. 

I make it a point to avoid 
senseless bitching. 

If I don't have a reasonable 
alternative, I don't have a right 
to complain. 

Whether or not you are a fan 
of the music itself, the fact 
remains that you cannot sit and 
have a decent conversation in 
the dining hall without being 
within 30 feet of a blaring box 
whose sole existence is to make 
us take the focus off of each 
other and onto the materialistic 
world. 

I hear those of you raging 
that dining hall television isn't all 
bad-CTN shows the news peri- 
odically. 

To that I suggest closed cap- 
tioning. To those of you mak- 
ing the very astute point that 



music is infinitely more than print- 
ed text, I hear you; my entire fam- 
ily is composed (pun intended) of 
people of your persuasion. 

However, to you (and my fami- 
ly), I say that background music is 
one thing; presenting an entirely 
new medium of entertainment to 
bisect our eternally fragmented 
attention span is entirely another 

I guess this soapbox-summit 
rambling of mine is a senior's fee- 
ble attempt at trying to impart an 
iota of the wisdom I've gained in 
my relatively short life. 

As a camp counselor this last 
summer, I worked at an island 
camp in which we took every bit 
of technology' from the campers 
upon arrival. 

The point was to take their 
focus from their everyday world 
and help them rediscover what it 
was like to be human (the fact that 
it needs rediscovering is frighten- 
ing in and of itself). 

But now that I've been back in 
Virginia for around 5 months, I'm 
realizing that I've botii been strug- 
gling to keep a grip on what it is to 
be human. 

I try to aggressively throw 
myself out of my comfort zone, 
turn attention away from my own 
vices and make myself engage 
more people in conversation for 
the sake of conversation itself 

I now randomly ask even close 
friends questions like "If you were 
a billboard, what would you adver- 
tise?" or, "What are you passionate 
about?" and my books of thought- 
provoking questions have become 
something of a wonderment to a 
few. 

Sure, I might be a short, odd, 
eccentric young man bitching 
about the tired topic of material- 
ism's evils. 

But take my advice-make a con- 
scious effort to increase your 
humanity. 

If it doesn't shock you how far 
our society has strayed, I welcome 
feedback... 



props and drops 



Props: 

+ To the lovely people willing to help get cars out of the 

snow, especially those who are not police officers (thus it is 

not their job). 

+ To Jeromy Runion and his wonderful tool box! 

+ To two snow days, 

+ To fiin-nay pooties. 

Drops; 

- To the Longwood Bookstore for playing the HSC radio 
station during WMLU's student broadcasting hoUrs. 

- To people who come to class reeking of pot and acting 
stoned off their asses. 

- To getting stuck in the ice. 

- To wet pant legs from walking in the snow. 

- To people who don't know when to just shut the hell up. 

- To yellow caution tape around the walkways. 



Speak Out 

Wkat did ijou do on ijour snow 



laijSi 




Hung out and shot 

pool. 

-Stan Schoppe 



I went sledding on the 
soccer field and played 

snow football. 

-Becky Winter 





I slept and went sledding 

on the soccer field. 

-Giancarlo Coello 



I worked out. 
-Darren Holmess 




PAGE 4 

LEASE cont'd p.l 

pros to living off-campus, some 
students feel living in the dorms 
is the best option for them. 

Mel McConnel, a current jun- 
ior, has lived on-campus since she 
was a freshman and plans on 
doing so as a senior as well. 

"It's practical and easy to get 
around. I don't have to worry 
about parking or making my 
schedule one consecutive class 
after another so that I don't have 
to drive back and forth to cam- 
pus." Mel explained. 

Another student, Becca Gille, 
agrees. ""Well to be completely 
honest, it's hard enough to get up 
and walk to class living on cam- 
pus. I don't want to go through 
the hassle of actually getting in 
the car, driving to campus, then 
spending 30 minutes looking for a 
parking space. No thanks. I'd 



Nem 



January 29, 2004 



rather wake up 5 minutes before 
class and just go." 

While some don't agree, off- 
campus living is a popular trend 
many people follow after spend- 
ing the first two years in a dorm, 
and those who are going through 
the process for the first time 
need to pay special attention to 
what they should be doing. 

If you are not careful about 
the process, you may find your- 
self in the unhappy predicament 
of paying both on and off-cam- 
pus rates. So make sure you dou- 
ble check your dates and times. 

Next rime you're walking past 
the posters hanging up on cam- 
pus, pay special attention to the 
bright red signs that shout "Stop! 
Don't Sign that Lease!" 

Four new e-mail worms have 
been squirming their way into 
students' inboxes since last week. 



E'-mail Virus Plaques Students Computers 



The viruses ~ Beagle, 
Dumaru.z, Dumaru.y and 
MyDoom - infect madhines by 
mass mailing themselves to 
other users once the recipient 
has opened an attachment in an 
infected e-mail, said Shirley 
Payne, director of security and 
policy at Information 
Technology and 

Communications at the 
University of Virginia, 

Three of the worms have 
consistent e-mail headers, mak- 
ing them easier to identify. But 
MyDoom is more problematic 
because it does not have a spe- 
cific subject line, Payne said. 
Possible e-mail subject Unes for 
MyDoom include "test," '*hi" 



and "heUo." 

The source of the virus is 
unknown, Payne said. "Viruses 
like this can come from any- 
where. This, is widespread aU over 
the place, not just U.Va." 

Payne said ITC became aware 
of the e-mail viruses when stu- 
dents called in to report the mass 
e-mdlings. Students should not 
open any attachments from an 
unknown sender because hackers 
could then access the students' 
machines, she added. 

"They are really dangerous 
because you can loose complete 
control over your computer asid 
personal information," she said. 

To prevent viruses from attack- 
ing students' machines, FTC has 
information on its Web site to 
educate students about proper 



computmg. 

"We make anti-virus programs 
available to the university com- 
munity free of charge, and there 
is a lot of education on our Web 
site," Payne said. 

First-year student Lauren 
Bruce said she received six e- 
mails. "It said "Your e-mail 
account is about to expire, so 
open this attachment to find out 
more,'" Bruce said. Regardless 
of the e-mail's claim, she said 
students' e-mail accounts will 
not expire 

"The good news is tiiat if peo- 
ple have updated their virus 
detection every day or two times 
a day, they are protected," Payne 
said. "The problem with viruses 
is that they never really die," 
Payne said. 



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U-W'ire 

Ani DiFranco, in her latest 
release. Educated Guess, takes the 
personal as political. 

Educated Guess rises above the 
relative mediocrit)' of the two- 
CD release Reve//ing/ Reckoning, 
and in the spirit of her last, Evolve, 
distills DiFranco's unique voice 
and the talented guitar placing 
found throughout her catalog. 

DiFranco goes solo on this 
CD, playing, singing, recording 
and mixing it by herself 



Though she doesn't have a 
backup band, she layers her voice 
and guitar tracks, essentially 
accompanying herself She uses 
this technique very discordandy 
at times to create tension within 
the songs, as in "Swim." 

DiFranco combines her 
singing with spoken word, with 
no less than four of the 14 tracks 
being poetry with slight back- 
ground guitar and choral arrange- 
ments. 

It is in these poems that her 



politics pierce through, with lines 
such as this from "Grand 
Canyon": "1 love my country / By 
which I mean / I am indebted joy- 
fully / To all the people through- 
out its history / >XTio have fought 
the government to make right" 

This is not to say that when 
DiFranco picks up a guitar, her 
politics disappear. "Animal" rails 
against the way humans treat 
nature, 
explores patri- 
otism and cas- 



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"Bodily" is devoid of politics, 
focusing instead on the pain of 
her recent divorce from her hus- 
band and recording engineer. 
Songs such as "Swim" and "Rain 
Check" also mirror this senti- 
ment. 

Educated Guess is classic Ani in 
many ways, but also illustrates 
her growth as a musician and 



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her talents only proves how" tal- 
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Educated Guess retains essential 
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Lon^wood Tkeatre Starts 
Spring Semester witn 
The Italian Straw Hat 



Bobbi Thibo 

Asst. Editor 



Longwood University's theatre 
department is at it once again. 

After the production of On the 
Verge, they are for their upcoming 
show, The Italian Straw Hat 

The story is centered on a man, 
Fadinard, who is about to be wed 
played by Austin Eichelberger. 
Fardinand is in search of an 
Italian straw hat to replace the 
one his horse ate. 

The original hat belonged to 
Anais, an adulterous woman, 
played by Aubrie Therrien, who 
must return with her hat so that 
her husband doesn't suspect her 
musbehavior. 

According to stage manager 
Kyle Ankiel, the most difficult 
aspect of this play is catching on 
to the 19th-century French Farce 
style, and he is very pleased with 
the progress of the cast. 



"They are doing wonderfully," 
he commented. 

Cast members and crew all 
seem very enthusiastic about their 
contributions and roles within the 
production. 

Eichelberger stated, "It (having 
a lead role) gives me a chance to 
interact with all the characters in 
all the scenes, and gives me the 
chance to understand the play 
better and to have the most fun I 
can in this production." 

The Italian Straw Hat opens 
February 25, 2004 at 8 p.m and 
will run into the following 
Sunday, closing with a matinee 
show at 3 p.m. 

"This play should be a lot of 
fun for the audience, not only 
because the script is hilarious, but 
also because the ensemble cast 
brings such a joyful qualit)' to the 
performance that it's hard not to 
smile and laugh." Concluded 
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bands today. deer, who is presumably targeted 

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Creager, a classically-tiained eel- There is one spoken track, 

list, who found her other two number 8, "PJ + Vincent & 

band members, Julie Kent and Matthew + Bjork," with a cello 

Agnieszka Rybska, by putting out playing hauntingly in the back- 

a newspaper want ad. ground. "Bjork" really does 

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Sports 



January 29, 2004 



Big Ten Football May Soon Use Instant Replaij 



U-Wire ^^ Penn State Monday. 

"It is an interesting experi- 

It appears the griping of Penn ment, and I hope I get to see it 

State football coach Joe Paterno work." 

over officiating hash't fallen on An experiment that may come 

deaf ears after all. to fruition because of the efforts 

By giving serious considera- of the Penn State athletic 

tion to the use of instant replay department ~ which requested a 

by referees in conference games formal review of officiating in 



for football, the Big Ten may take 
a step toward improving officiat- 
ing. 

However, if conference refer- 
ees are to have the aid of replay 
for the 2004 season, the league 
will have to first gain the 



the 2002 football season. 

During that season, Paterno 
was involved in several contro- 
versies concerning officials. 

Following a 42-35 overtime 
loss to Iowa, Paterno, angry 
about two calls made by a side 
approval of the NCAA Football judge late in die game, chased 
Rules Committee. after the officials, grabbed the 

The 1 2-member panel of shirt of the referee and appeared 
coaches and athletic directors to be yelling as the two left the 
will hold its annual meeting from field. 

Feb. 9-11 in Indianapolis. Two weeks later in Ann 

The measures are also yet to Arbor, Mich., Paterno called into 
be fully accepted by the confer- question the integrity of some 
ence's athletic directors. of the league's officials after a 

"It has to be adopted by the 27-24 overtime loss to Michigan. 
Rules Committee, and that is still Penn State Athletic Director 



Though he did not support 
replay prior to the 2002 season, 
Paterno has since said the Big 
Ten should institute replay. 
Paterno and the Nittany Lions, 
as well as many Lions' fans, felt 
officiating mistakes had cost the 
team a shot at a Big Ten champi- 
onship. 

As one of the most profitable 
conferences in Division I athlet- 
ics, the Big Ten would be one of 
the few conferences able to sup- 
port the costs associated with 
implementing a replay system. 

Instant replay in the Big Ten 
will be the dominant topic of the 
February meetings, said Richard 
-^Lackner, a Rules Committee 
member and Carnegie Mellon 
football coach. 

"There are typically several 
issues discussed, but [instant 
replay] is going to be the big 
issue," he said. "It's the one I've 
been hearing about; the one peo- 
ple are calling me about." 

If the committee approves the 
measure, it would be the first 



an open question," said NCAA Tim Curiey asked for the review 
President Myles Brand, who was of officiating shordy thereafter. 

Super Bowl Sunday Promises to Be Excellent Entertainment lor All Sports Fans 

Patrick Sullivan * 

Staff Writer achievers, the Panthers have 

constantly been , proving 
One on Sunday ever mondi, the doubters wrong by beating 



nearly the entire United States is heavily favored teams all season, 

effected by one simply football and now they hope to continue 

game. the trend in the Super Bowl. 

Unlike other major sports that The New England Patriots 

have a best of series, the Super are the odier side of the coin, 

Bowl is a one shot, winner take the most dominating group in 

all, out-right brawl for the right to the NFL having the best record 

host the prestigious Lombardi at 14-2 and hasn't been defeated 



Trophy. 

Unlike other major sports, it 
truly is win or go home. Unlike 
other major sports, this champi- 
onship game is by far the most 
watched television event. 

Unlike other major sports, this 
one game is the undisputed king 
of sports entertainment. 

The Carolina Panthers who, 
like last year's champions 
Buccaneers, are playing in their 
franchises first ever Super Bowl. 

Carohna is using the same 
strategy diat die 2000 Ravens by 



since week four against the 
Redskins. 

After their Super Bowl victo- 
ry two years ago, the Pats missed 
the playoffs last year but 
returned with a vengeance this 
season. 

New England is hoping to 
contain the Panthers with the 
same smash-mouth style 
defense that has hindered some 
of the best offenses this season. 

While hea^7 underdogs, 
Carolina is being picked by 
many experts to beat New 



combining a powerful running England, 
game with an extremely dominat- The reason for this is the feel- 
ing defense. ing that the Panthers are to 

They have reached the pinna- physical to be overtaken by the 

cle of football by defeated the Pats take-no-prisoners defense, 

two top seeded NFC teams, the Also many experts believe the 

Rams and Eagles, respectively key to winning games is 'in the 

This season's continuous over- trenches' and the Panthers' 



offensive and defensive lines are 
both incredibly dominating. 
During the regular season, 
Delhomme has been seen as the 
question mark of the Panthers 
but has been a rock in the post- 
season. 

Delhomme will show his true 
talent Sunday if he is able to 
master the complicated New 
England pass defense. 

However the Patriots enter 
this championship game the 
favorites and Panthers are the 
hungry surprise team. 

Panthers Jake "Day Light 
Come And Ya Wanna" 
Delhomme is being strongly 
compared to the Tom Brady of 
2002. 

Like the Patriots two years 
ago, Carolina is trying to unseat a 
quarterback who appears 
unbeatable in the postseason. 

These comparisons and more 
had better be planted in the 
minds of the Patriots these last 
weeks leading to the Super Bowl 
if they plan to walk away with 
another victory. 

This is Panthers receiver Ricky 
Proehl third Super Bowl in five 
seasons, both winning and losing 
a Super Bowl with the Rams. 



time college football would use 
replay in officiating at any level, 
but other conferences might not 
necessarily follow the Big Ten's 
lead. Big East Associate 
Commissioner John Paquette 
said there are many factors to 
consider with using replay, one 
being if a conference would 
work with television to provide 
replay or establish its own infra- 
struture. 

Monday, Big Ten spokes- 
woman Sue Lister said the Big 
Ten office would not discuss the 
specifics of how a replay system 
would be applied until mid- 
February. . 

The league's athletic directors 
will meet in February to fmalize 
their decision about replay, she 
said. In previous years, the 
administrators voted against it, 
despite a unanimous vote in 
favor of replay by the confer- 
ence's football coaches. 

In the last campaign to get 
replay into Big Ten football, the 
coaches voted unanimously at a 



January meeting to use replay 

Curiey indicated that he would 
vote in favor of using replay, say- 
ing, "Right now Penn State is in 
favor of replay" 

Penn State Sports Information 
Director Jeff Nelson said Paterno 
is busy recruiting and would not 
have a comment on the possibility 
of replay until next week at the 
earliest. 

At a press conference Monday, 
Brand said he was "glad" the Big 
Ten is looking into using replay, 
but said he knows replay will have 
limitations at the college level. 

"I'm not sure Division II or 
Division III is going to want to do 
this because of the cost associat- 
ed," he said. "It probably will be 
done in a way different from the 
[NFL] way 

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Volume 83, Number 16 



Waiting for Something to Believe in Since 1920 



February 5, 2004 



Oll-'Campus Living Comes Under Fire 



Stephanie Ri^sby 

Staff Advisor 

In an interesting turn of events 
Wednesday, a number of on- 
campus juniors recieved letters 
telling them that they would not 
be moving off campus next 
semester. 

Currently scheduled after 
press time today is a protest 
behind Lancaster. 

Posters currently floating 
around campus urge students to 
"not sit back and let Longwood 
screw us over!" 

For the benefit of discussion, 
an open forum has been imme- 
diately organized to discuss the 
problem amongst concerned 
students. 

This forum, organized by 
Bobbi Thibo, assistant editor of 
The Rotunda, and Deanna 
Martinez, members of the junior 
class, who have taken it upon 
themselves to get the event 
organized. ^ 

Those invited to be members 
of the panel include Laura 



Bayless, Tim Pierson, Doug 
Howell, ail in administrative posi- 
tions on campus. 

Rick Chassey has been invited 
to facilitate discussion between 
the junior class and the panel. 

Many of the questions that 
juniors have include "why can't 
some of the student dorms be 
closed for renovation or other 
purposes if there aren't enough 
students to fill them?" 

"Why read the manual if the 
only requirement is the number 
of credits that we [juniors eligi- 
ble] have to have to live off cam- 
pus?" 

Their most pressing concern is 
"where do we go from here?" for 
those eligible juniors who had 
plaimed on moving off campus 
after the fmish of the current 
semester. 

Thibo noted in her article enti- 
tied "Caution! Look Before You 
Sign that Lease!" in last 
Thursday's edition of The Rotunda 
that "although moving off cam- 
pus is a very exciting step, there is 
more to the process then just 



finding an apartment and sigining 
a lease.. .pay attention to the 
signs... make sure you double 
check your dates and times." 

Notes made available by the 
Housing Office to The Rotunda 
reflect numbers that might in fact 
shed light on the situation. 
According to the document, 477 
applications were submitted by 
the deadline for consideration. 

However, the document 
reflects that due to the high vol- 
ume, only 171 applications were 
accepted for off-campus housing. 

Consideration of applications 
stopped after certain determina- 
tions were made, including senior 
status, current Stanley Park resi- 
dents, and the number of stu- 
dents that would be 23 by the 
beginning of the fal^semester. 

All students are urged to 
attend the open forum on Friday. 
Voice your concerns at 3:00 p.m. 
in the Student Union Ballroom. 
Members of The Rotunda staff 
will be available to hear com- 
ments from all of the students 
and staff involved. 




Catck tke Spirit 



Wkat s Going on witk tlie SGA 



Kristen Casalenuovo 

SGA Correspondent 

The new term of student govern- 
ment started out with a retreat to 
Richmond the weekend of the 
January 23rd to get to know one 
another and to develop individual 
and group mission statements for 
the upcoming semester. 

Each person on the Senate 
wrote out their own personal goals 
and together everyone decided on 
goals for the SGA as a whole. 

Parking, publicity of SGA 
events, constitution revisions, and 
heightening the function of the 
committees are a few of the spe- 
cific issues that SGA will target this 
semester. 

Generally, the SGA wants to 
become a stronger, closer group 
that will run more efficiendy and 
will stay open-minded. 

Due to the inclement weather. 



the first official meeting of the 
SGA, scheduled for the 27th, was 
cancelled. 

President Alicia Moody called 
an emergency meeting of the 
Senate that Thursday in order to 
take care of some important busi- 
ness issues: appointing a new 
Executive Senator, committee 
chairs, a Historian, and two new 
Senators. 

After being selected from a 
pool of candidates at the retreat, 
new Executive Senator, Daniel 
Wray, was voted into office by the 
Senate. 

Executive Senator Wray is also 
the freshman class President. 
Together, he and the presidential 
appointed Executive Senator, 
Andy Peterson, will be the watch- 
dogs of the Senate and the 
Executive, ensuring that everyone 
is fulfilling their duties. 

The new Historian is Megan 



Beazley, who was already in action 
taking pictures at the retreat after 
being sworn in at the Tuesday 
meeting. 

In the Treasurer's report, 
Treasurer Jon Miller has been hard 
at work auditing all the organiza- 
tions. 

He has appointed an unofficial 
Vice Treasurer, Alecia Mullins, to 
help him perform the audits. Miller 
also announced the available funds 
the SAFC has to allot this semes- 
ter, which is approximately 
$200,000. 

There are $74, 778 available in 
the accounting office right now 
and there is an extra $124,000 wait- 
ing in the Treasury. 

Finally, Miller proclaimed 
February 28th an important date to 
mark because all organizational 
budgets are due. 

See SGA p.4 



Julie PfeifFef 

Public Relations Student Intern 

Referred to by faculty as the 
"Front Line" and to herself as 
"The Longwood Mom," Kathy 
Dunnavant has been with 
Longwood's College of Business 
and Economics (CBE) since July 
1998. 

She is the executive secretary 
for the CBE and the friendly, 
helpfiil face everyone turns to. 

From band-aids to big dilem- 
mas, Mrs. Dunnavant can do it 
all. "She does more for the kids 
than anyone," says CBE Dean 
Wayne McWee. 

"She also advances the spirit 
of Longwood by uniting the fac- 
ulty and helping with dilemmas 
they may face." 

Mrs. Dunnavant is a graduate 
of Buckingham Central High 
School. 

Before coming to Longwood, 
she worked for 22 years at the 
Virginia Department of Forestry. 

She has volunteered for the 
Rescue Squad as a registered 
Emergency Medical Technician 
and for the Farmville Volunteer 
Fire Department (FVD): Ladies 
Auxiliary. 

Mrs. Dunnavant attended 
classes .at Southside Virginia 



Community College then trans- 
ferred to Longwood. 

She continues to take classes at 
Longwood and enjoys communi- 
cating with students on that level. 

Born just a few blocks from 
Longwood at Southside 
Community Hospital, growing up 
in the area and now a resident of 
Cumberland County, Mrs. 
Duimavant has had plenty of time 
to get to know local people. 

She states, "At Longwood, she 
knows some of the staff because 
they are her friends from hig^ 
school." 

She has known Rita Harris, in 
the admission's office, since the 
first grade. 

Mrs. Durmavant said, "We used 
to sit at the same desk together." 

Mrs. Dunnavant is proud of her 
home life. She is the wife of 
Stuart Dunnavant, Farmville's 
chief of police. 

"I think everything's cute about 
Stuart," she says. "He's my teddy 
bear and security." 

She has two stepchildren, Stuart 
Gregory and Lynn Daniels, and a 
granddaughter, Aarica Daniels, 
who she enjoys a great deal. 
"Aarica loves Longwood. 

See SPIRIT p.4 



PAGE 2 



Editorial 



February 5, 2004 





rom 




Editor 




An Open 
Letter: 

I love this 
school with 
all my heart 
and all my 
soul. I can 
say that, and I can say it honestly. 
Why else would I be here, week 
after week, writing, editing, and 
fixing well-past midnight? 

Why else would I have been 
president of an organization? 
Why else would I be on the exec- 
utive boards to two other organi- 
zations? Why else would I live in 
ARC (though, I must be honest, I 
am not an Honors student)? Why 
would I be out of my room for 
fourteen hours at a clip between 
classes, work, and activities? 

I complain because I'm devot- 
ed. I complain because I want to 
see change. I complain because I 
can't do it alone. I complain 



because I want to see you get off 
your ass and join me. 

Right now, I'm scared. 

It has come to my attention 
that some of my favorite organ- 
izations are under fire for vari- 
ous wrong doings. 

Okay, fine. 

With the newspaper, especial- 
ly, I'm very used to people on 
my case about various errors or 
how they've been horribly 
insulted by whatever we've 
printed. 

Again, fine. 

And it never really bothered 
me until I put two and two 
together and figured out what is 
going on behind our backs. 

So this is me, fighting back. 

I came to this school because 
they let me in. That's what I tell 
everyone, and, honestly, it's the 
flat truth. I get a lot of crap 
from people at home about 





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coming here. 

But I stand up for this school 
because I believe in all it has to 
offer its students - something that 
bigger schools can't always say. 

I fell in love with Longwood 
because of several things. Firsdy, 
the class sizes are similar to those 
in high school. Secondly, no foot- 
ball team. Thirdly, it's beautiful. A 
whole bunch more love came from 
various activities and people I've 
met. Most of all, I fell in love with 
Longwood because of the enor- 
mous support from the faculty and 
staff I can't name a single profes- 
sor on this campus that refiises to 
go out of his/her way to ensure a 
student's success, both inside and 
outside of the classroom. 

I wouldn't trade that for any- 
thing. 

So when I played conspiracy 
theory, I thought about the follow- 
ing, none of which takes an 
English major to figure out. 

I've heard various rumors con- 
cerning where our money goes. 
Say, perhaps, almost one hundred 
dollars per student toward going 
Division 1, and, say, less than a 



meal at McDonald's for our 
Residence Halls. 

Now I'm not a math major, but 
that's just not right. 

Folks, in case you haven't 
noticed, we're an academic school. 
We are, however, quickly becom- 
ing a cookie-cutter sports school. 

That scares me. 

I don't know if anyone notices, 
but our sports teams, as they 
stand, are not very good, with the 
exception of very few. Moving up 
to Division 1 will not make them 
any better. 

I didn't fall in love with this 
school to be one of numbers. I 
didn't fall in love with this school 
to see academics fall by the way- 
side. I didn't fall in love widi this 
school to lose the repertoirt with 
professors because they no longer 
have the time. I didn't fall in love 
with this school to obtain friend- 
ships with people who only get 
four hours of sleep a night 
because they feel so pressured to 
be more than what they really are. 

Longwood has such a rich and 
beautiful history. Look around. 
Listen to Dr. Jordan's stories. Ask 



alumni. Ask die professors that 
have been here since our parents 
were young. Read issues of The 
Rotunda from 1920 (they're in the 
library) We are Longwood's 
daughters, mothers, sisters, and 
grandmothers. 

I fear that our foremothers 
would be ashamed if they could 
see us today. 

We may not be the biggest 
name. Farmville may not be on 
the map. But we as a school and a 
community do not need to throw 
away our past for a fiiture of 
names and recognition. 

We have everything we need. 
In our community In our stu- 
dents. In our faculty. In our 
future. In our history In our 
hearts. In our spirits. In our pow- 
erful passions. 

With greatest respect, and an 
undying desire to maintain the 
Chi in all of us, I sign myself. 

Amy Whipple 

Editor-in-Chief 



Lazy RAs Make Life Dif licult for Residents 



Staff Writers: Janet Jones, Paula Nusbaum, Nate Spencer, Pat Sullivan 

The Rotunda, the student newspaper at Longwood University, is pub 
lished weekly during the academic year (except holidays and exam peri 
ods) and is printed in the offices of die Farmville Herald, Farmville, VA 

All articles, advertisements, letters to the editor, and pictures must be 
received by nine p.m. die Sunday prior to die next Thursday's publica- 
tion. All letters to the editor must be tj'ped and include name and tele- 
phone number. Any person wishing to have his/her name not appear 
on the published letter must request so in writing. All letters are subject 
to editing. 

The Rotunda is an equal opportunity volunteer organization and is 
looking for people who are interested in writing or layout. We current- 
ly have positions available and ask anyone who is interested to come to 
our meetings, Mondays at 9:15 p.m. 



Tanner Keith 

Opinion Editor 

Earlier last semester, our RA told 
my hall that we would be able to 
close the fire doors on the first 
floor of South Ruffner. 

Closing the doors helps to keep 
the heat, noise, and smells out and 
the air-conditioning in. 

Later that semester, we were 
told that the doors were to be kept 
open. 

Why? Because they're fire 
doors. How obvious. Or at least 
you would think so, right? 

The doors close when there is a 
fire driU, or in the event of an actu- 
al fire, in order to stop the fire 
from spreading. 

An electric pulse disables the 
magnet on the wall, and the doors 
swing closed, efficiendy containing 
the fire and keeping us all safe. 

However, if the doors are 
already closed when the alarm 
goes off, nodiing happens and 
there is no damage to the door. 

The doors have no lock, so they 
can not trap residents in a fiery 



building after they close, which 
makes me think it really makes no 
difference if the doors are open or 
closed in any event. 

When I presented these ideas to 
my RA, I was not given an answer. 

I decided to talk to the REC, 
who said that there had been some 
confusion over which doors could 
be closed. 

Along with the double fire 
doors, there is a door with a large 
window, which has remained open 
since Ruffner was constructed. 
(We were also told this door must 
be left open). 

On the second, third, and forth 
the^same door with a window is 
left closed. 

Apparendy, the only thing a 
door needs in order to be a "fire 
door" is a magnet, which allows 
the door to close in the case of a * 
fire. 

After discussing this illogical 
decision, die REC informed me 
that the door with the window 
would not be close. This si when 
I discovered the main reason for 
leaving the fire doors open was 



not actually because they were 
fire doors. 

The real reason the fire door 
was being re-opened was because 
it would block the view of RAs 
making rounds. 

The REC said it is much easier 
for RAs to look down the halls 
rather than actually walk all the 
way through them. 

I was glad to fmally hear the 
real reason to keep the double 
doors open. 

I also was glad to confirm we 
could leave the single door 
closed. 

Since then, the door is mysteri- 
ously left open after being closed, 
usually during the night. 

I am growing tired of contin- 
ually having to shut diis door, 
after we were given specific per- 
mission to keep it closed. 

So my question is, why can the 
RAs not simply walk down the 
hall, or at least open the door 
themselves? 

It can't be that hard, and it 
would make living on the hall a 
lot more convenient. 



February 5, 2004 



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Jenn Dize 

Features Editor 



I'd like to preface this rant hy lettingyou 
know a few of my activities on campus. 
I am a justice on Longvood's Honor 
Board, an R/1, Features EStor of 
The Rotunda, active in the Women's 
Studies Program, and various other 
organit^ations on campus. 

I think I'm learning to dislike 
Longwood's Citizen Leader cul- 
ture. 

In the past I've always been 
ambivalent. The longer I'm here, 
though, the more I really start to 
think it's worthless. 

There are good intentions, 
sure, but when put into practice it 
has failed miserably 

We have an entire class here at 
Longwood that is based around 
the idea of being Citizen Leaders 
and engaging in Citizen 
Leadership. 

But has this added any value to 
the concept of Citizen 
Leadership or is it merely a 
requirertient to graduate? 

Do we even know what it 
means to be a "Citizen Leader?" 

Okay, so let's say we are going 
to "create Citizen Leaders for the 
common good." 

Great. Now, what does that 
mean? 

Create-Wovf7 With what goal 
and for whom? 

Citizen Leaders-Citizens of 
Longwood, Farmville, anyhwere? 
Leaders-ln what sense? 
The common good- There's a line 
in an.Alix Olson song that says 
something like, "What's in 
America's best interest/is rarely in 
mine" and that fits here. 
What is good? 
And for whom? 
And who decides any of this? 
Despite the lack of clarity, I 
was willing to be my usual opti- 
mistic self and assume they 
meant well. 

Now, though, I'm not so sure. 
I'm beginning to realize that 
meaning well is not enough. 

"Actions speak louder than 
words," right? 



When I look around each day, 
I become more convinced that 
our campus is plagued by apa- 
thy 

In classes, in the D-HaU, even 
in my residence hall, very few 
people seem to care about any- 
thing beyond the next snow day. 
In one particular class, I am 
troubled by the blatant sexist, 
classist, and homophobic opin- 
ions expressed on a daily basis. 

Moreover, I am troubled by 
the fact that no one in the class 
seems to be bothered by these 
incredibly offensive remarks. 

Comments such as "that's so 
gay," or "guys have to do all the 
work," or "girls always get better 
grades than boys," and even "the 
guy gets to decide the outcome 
of a date... he has the power," 
go completely unchecked. 

On the way to the D-Hall, I 
see people spitting into the 
brand new fountain. 

What makes the situation 
slighdy more appalling is that 
these people were wearing 
clothes that identify them with a 
specific organization on cam- 
pus. 

The administration can talk 
about Citizen Leadership all it 
wants; however, the bottom line 
is that we are responsible for 
our own actions. The ideal 
shouldn't overshadow the reali- 
ty- 

Every time someone men- 
tions Citizen Leadership, it is 
assumed that the members of 
the organization embody the 
ideals of that organization. 

For instance, if I am in 
Honor Board or RA training, it 
is assumed we are all honorable, 
honest, and completely upstand- 
ing citizens. 
That isn't true. 
No one is perfect. 
RAs drink with their residents 
and are still told they are leaders 
with a capital L. 

Honor Board members see 
people cheat and have to think 
twice about reporting it. 

Even The Rotunda is not with- 



out fault. 

There have been questionable 
ethical decisions made in the past. 
I'm not saying we're all liars, 
cheaters, or theives. 

I'm just suggesting we should 
have to earn respect, instead of 
having it handed to us simply 
because we have chosen to belong 
to an organization. 

According to proponents of 
Citizen Leadership, students all 
study, work hard, and eare about 
their education. 

In fact, for a large portion of 
our student population, very few 
of these assumptions are true. 

We nee-d to move away from the 
organization defming the person 
and toward the person defining 
the person. 

I am not who I am because I 
belong to an organization, I exist 
outside of my activites. 

I think that gets lost at 
Longwood. How often do we see 
one person in charge of five differ- 
ent organizations, on President's 
Hst, and struggling to keep his or 
her head above water? 

Perhaps it is time to re-think 
how we find value. 

Is our worth based on involve- 
ment, or something more? 

And even beyond that, isn't 
telling someone he or she is a 
Citizen Leader a very exclusive 
idea? 

"Well, you do X, Y, and Z so you 
are a leader." 

"Oh, you don't do X, Y, or Z? 
Too bad.. You might want to work 
on that, eh?" 

No wonder people think it's 
hypocritical. 

I'm not advocating a total loss 
of motivation, or respect for 
Longwood's values and tradtions. 

But it's time that we took a look 
at this motto and really considered 
at least re-defining it. 

Longwood needs to realize that 
activities do not make a citizen 
leader, and that it may want to re- 
consider how it presents itself tO' 
the community. 

That would, after all, be the 
Citizen Leader thing to do. 



props and drops 



Props; 

+ To Jeopardy for the question, "What b bling-bling?" 

+ To Anne Simboli's Kick-Ass Cook^. 

+ To students standing up for.tiieir rights - we wish you 

luck! 

+ To excellent academic advisors like Susan Rood. 

+ To reading fun things. 

+ To professors who really do care. 

Drops: 

- To February, the worst month in the entire year. 

- To the D-Hall, for lima beans hidden in the lasagna. 

- John Kasey for blowing it for the Panthersj 

- To Longwood University for denying students die right 
to move off campus. 

- Un-eaten wantons. 



Speak Out 

Do ijou tkink tke FCC skould have stricter 
regulations lor wtat can be stown on net^ 
work television? 




People say they want 

more strict regulations, 

but they know they just 

want something to talk 

about. 

-Jed Womack 



I think that it should be 

more censored than it 

is now because of the 

children watching. 

-Hannah Born 





Yes, because our society 

has quickly gone to hell, 

-JustinUorsk 



I think that it should be 
less strict, so that one 

day, I can go on TV and 

say (explitive deleted). 

-Anna Crawer 




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News 



February 5, 2004 



Alum to Speak at Simkins Lecture 



Kent Booty 

LU Public Relations 



A Lxingwood University alumnus who is a 
college professor, administrator, and 
recendy published a book on race in 
Southern literature will speak at 
Longwood. His topic is: "To Hell and 
Back: Race and Betrayal from Huck Finn 
to the Brown Decision." 

The program by Dr. Jeff Abernathy 
on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Wygal 
Auditorium is both a Simkins Lecture and 
part of I^ngwood's commemoration of 
the 50th anniversary of the historic 
Brown v. Board of Education decision. 



Dr. Abernathy, vice president for aca- 
demic affairs at West Virginia Wesleyan 
CoUege (WVWC), is the author of "To 
Hell and Back: Race and Betrayal in the 
Southern Novel," which was published 
last December by the University of 
Georgia Press. 

The effect of the 1954 Brown decision 
by the U.S. Supreme Court, which out- 
lawed segregation in public education, is 
covered in the book's conclusion. 

A reception and book-signing will fol- 
low the talk by Dr. Abernathy, who also is 
dean of the college and professor of 
EngUsh at WVWC. 
Dr. Abernathy, a Richmond native, is a 



SPIRIT cont'd p.l 

"She always asks to go to the bookstore 
so she can buy more Longwood stuff," 

At home she also has four dachshunds 
and two cockatiels. 

She loves to fish. 

Her favorite hobby is collecting light- 
house memorabilia. She collects anything 
with a lighthouse, such as dishes, bed- 
spreads, pillows, etc 



She even had a fighthouse Christmas 
tree. One Hothouse figure that she 
cherishes is her six-foot lighthouse stat- 
ue that sits on her back porch, which 
was purchased at the Heart of Virginia 
Festival. 

When asked what she enjoys the most 
about Longwood, Mrs. Dunnavant says, 
"It is the kids who enhance my 
Longwood spirit. Just being able to be 
their friend is something spedai." 



SGA con't p. 1 

In other SGA news. President Moody 
announced on Tuesday that Brock 
Commons will open on April 24di. 

This is sute to be a huge event as the 
whole campus has been anticipating it all 
year. 

Moody also announced that President 
Cormier has chosen 12 student, delegates 
to go to Richmond to discuss the need for 
die Virginia Senate to allot the base ade- 
quacy funding for higher education, 
which it is supposed to provide anyway. 

Some final announcements that 
deserve mention are: Senior class 
Prescient Monica Sober discussed the 
selling of the Vu^junian, Longwood's year- 
book, this week and asked 'every student 
to be considerate and at least get your pic- 
ture taken even if you are not purdiasing 
a yearbook. 

The junior class is taking applications 
for a President and a Vice President Stop 
by the SGA office and pick up an applica- 



tion. 

The sophomore class is having a 
fiindRUsing auction; all proceeds will go 
towards the class's senior gift. 

The freshman class is having a carna- 
tion sale, which is taking place February 
4th, 6th, and 8th in the dining hall for 
Valentine's Day. 

The last order of business this Tuesday 
was the appointment of the two new sen- 
ators. 

The senate and the president selected 
two able people firom a pool of five qual- 
ified students. 

Usa Squicciarini and Kaitlin Church 
are the SGA's newest senators. 

Usa is a Big Sibling, a former RA, and 
she was the Vice President of Sigma 
Kappa sorority last year. 

Kaitlin is a current RA in Curry, a sec> 
ond year student, and wanted to become 
more involved with her school. 

We congratulate our new members on 
our great start to the new term! 



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1985 graduate of Longwood. He was edi- 
tor of The Rotunda during his senior year. 

A specialist in American literature and 
American studies, he taught English at 
lUinois College from 1992 until last June 
when he became Associate Dean of 
the college. 

He has an M.A. from Virginia 
Commonwealth University and a Ph.D. 
from the University of Florida. 

Over the years he has kept in close 
touch with Dr. Martha Cook, professor of 
English. 



"1 look forward to 
coming back to 

Longwood, where so 
much change 
has taken place recendy," 
he said recendy. 

"The last time I was 
diere was the fall of 2000, 
before the fire. 

I'm glad to learn that 
the recovery (from the 
fire) is proceeding apace." 
The Simkins Lecture 
honors one of the univer- 
sity's most illustrious fac- 
ulty members, the late Dr. 
Francis Butier Simkins, a nationally recog- 
nized expert on the South who taught his- 
tory at Longwood from 1928 until his 
death in 1 966. 

The lecture is sponsored by the 
University Lecmres Committee and the 
Department of English and Modern 
Languages. 

The Department of English and 
Modern Languages will host a reception 
honoring Dr Abernathy immediately fol- 
lowing the lecture. All are invited to 
attend. 




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Texllxx>k PuUiskers Skould Put People Before Profits 



V-Win 

If there's one thing more emo- 
tionally painful than watching 
someone maim a kitten, it's buy- 
ing college textbooks. 

Every semester, students shell 
out hundreds of dollars - the 
average ouday is $898 a year for 
books, according to a new study 
by the California Student Public 
Interest Research Group. 

Most of that money, of course, 
goes to funding new advances in 
the fields of statistics and calcu- 
lus, which change with the 
breathtaking speed of molasses 
flowing uphill. 

That's why selling back old 
books nets you only pennies on 
the dollar: the statistics theories 
you just learned has already 
become obsolete. Take that, kit- 
ten. 

The CALPIRG study con- 
firmed what every college student 
knew intuitively: we're getting 
what Richard Roundtree calls 
"the Shaft." 

Its first finding reads, 
"Textbooks are Expensive and 
Getting Even More Expensive." 
Revelation! 

Why are textbooks getting 
more expensive? We've been 
doing this printing thing for a few 
years now. It seems like we'd have 
most of the bugs worked out, and 
the prices should reflect that. 

CALPIRG's study places much 
of the blame on big publishers 
who bundle extra, seldom-used 
CD-ROMs and other supple- 
ments with their books, driving 
up the price without adding any 
vdue. 

Since most professors don't 
use the supplements, paying for 
them is like buying a sport utility 
vehicle when all you need is a sta- 



tion wagon. 

Students have litde choice, as 
publishers continue to publish 
"updated" editions every few 
years. 

The study also concluded that 
most new editions, especially in 
the fields of math and science, 
contain litde new information. 

Many merely juggje problems 
and illustrations to justify new 
editions. 

The publishers have what 
every business wants — a captive 
market. 

They can hold a student's edu- 
cation hostage, because what 
recourse do students have? 
Boycott expensive classes? 
Threaten to walk out if book 
prices don't come down? 

It's ironic that, while college 
has become a virtual necessity to 
success, it's become a heavier 
financial burden. 

Tuition and fees have increased 
14.1 percent in the last year, 
according to the College Board; 
39 percent of college graduates 
leave with unmanageable levels of 
debt. 

Book prices might seem like a 
small worry compared to thou- 
sands of dollars in student loans, 
but those dollars add up. 

Sure, online book searches like 
addall.com and the soon-to-come 
SWAPitt can help ease the weight, 
but that doesn't change the 
dynamic of a system that heavily 
favors publishers. 

The situation isn't going to 
change overnight. Back in August 
2001, The Pitt News concluded 
an editorial, "Every year, we all 
complain about the ' prices of 
books. It's about time we did 
something about it." 

So far, it seems students have 



only been able to find small loop- 
holes in the system. 

We may be able to get books 
cheaper online or by buying them 
used, but die price of new text- 
books continues to climb. 

The extra expense still hurts 
those who have no choice but to 
buy new books. 

There's a need among textbook 
publishers and the larger universi- 
ty system to rethink priorities. 

Profits are indeed a just and 
wonderful thing, but at a time 
when most students work then- 
entire college careers in order to 
graduate with a manageable level 
of debt, maybe it's time to look to 
slighdy less tangible ideals - 
emphasize the much-touted value 
of a college education instead of 
the cost. 

What's required is a greater 
awareness on the parts of both 
publishers and professors - who, 
after all, select the books you have 
to buy - that their choices have 
real impact upon students. 

Remember, when it is your 
turn, your decisions do affect oth- 
ers. 

A professor who makes up his 
own calculus 
problems and 
posts them 

online might save 
his students a 
hundred dollars. 

A publisher 
who foregoes 
that unnecessary 
new edition 

might help ?ven 
more. 

Better yet, 
imagine it's your 
kid whose future 
you're affecting. 
Makes you think. 






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presidents and thier famlles, for 
instance: the courteous 
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and the successfiil Bushes. 

There are also many 
accounts of rivalries and scan- 
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Children. 

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that ^ete are "two things [that] 
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One famous incident fea- 
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today that I can get more tiban 
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Another anecdote details the 
legendary wit of Alice 
Boosevelt Longworth, daughter 
of the 26th President Theodore 
■Roosevelt 

On one occasion she 
responded to Senator Joe 
McCarthy, who had addressed 
her by her first name, saying, 
"You will not call me Alice. . .the 
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policeman on the block may call 
mc Alice but you may not" 

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Do Your Part: Save Virginia W^ritin^ 



Stephanie Ri^sby 

Staff Advisor 

This is a plea, a simple plea, to 
all students, those of you who 
have been published and those 
of you who still dream that it is 
possible. 

It has come to the attention 
of this writer that Longwood's 
own Virginia Writing may not be 
published after the February 12 
edition of this year. 

This saddens me, because I 
was published in the fall issue of 
1994. 

This was an important 
moment in my life, one I would 
never want to take away from 
future writers. 

Considered by many to be the 
"finest literary contribution 
education," Vir^nia Writing was 
started by Billy Clark in 1986. 

Since that time the magazine 
has been published bi-annualy 
until recently, when it has 
become all but apparent that 
there will be no more funding to 
make this work happen. 

For the last year, Hampden- 
Sydney has struggled to find the 
funding to keep the literary 



magazine going, but now things 
are unsure. 

"I don't know how we can hold 
on much longer," said Clark in a 
phone interview on Wednesday 
night. 

According to Clark, it would 
take nothing short of a "miracle" 
to breathe life back into such an 
important tribute to the creativity 
of high school students. 

Accoding to Ken Woodley, edi- 
tor of the Farmviik Herald, "all it 
would take is a modest annual con- 
tribution of $50 to $100 from each 
Vriginia public school division and 
private school." 

This equates to a bake sale, a car 
wash, or an auction of some kind 
by all students in just English 
classes around the Commonwealth 
to make a way for their work to be 
seen by so many others. 

This is hardly an unreasonable 
request, for "90 percent of 
Virffnia Writings content is original 
work by high school students, ten 
percent by teachers," states 
Woodley. 

Giving others the same oppor- 
tunity we had is only fair. 

I have to wonder how these 
things happen. I rectified myself 



with the situation of this state's 
budget, including the loss of 
financial aid and on-campus work 
study. 

I know that this school has had 
to fire members of the staff in 
order to operate, and just yester- 
day President Cormier sent a 
notice asking the student body to 
write proposals to the General 
Assembly for consideration. 

She writes "additional funding 
for higher education is crucial in 
keeping tuition increases low, 
accepting additionalstudents, and 
keeping our faculty from leaving 
for institutions in other states." 

Clark spoke fondly of 
President Cormier, describing her 
as a "saint, a very dear lady." 

Clark feelings of loss resonate 
so much. 

He says he doesn't know "how 
we can hold on much longer." 

Words like this are disturbing 
and hurtful to a school known for 
its academics and citizen leader- 
ship. 

This school is tied to perhaps 
the most wonderful tool that 
opens not only the minds but the 



creative flow of so many poten- 
tial Longwood students. 

It opened up mine. 

Without this magazine, I 
would have never considered 
Longwood, and now, I can*t see 
my life without it. 

This school cannot help the 
loss of funding, but it can hurt 
from the loss of such a wonder- 
ful place of expression. 

I beg every student, faculty, 
and staff mettiber not to let this 
happen. 

If you know someone who 
was published or may be pub- 
lished in Virginia Writing, let 
them know what could very well 
happen. 

If you have a child in the pub- 
lic school system and you arc 
active in the PTA of the local 
superintendent's office, tell them 
what it would take to help keep 
this magazine going 

To quote Woodley fix)m his 
editorial February 4, "don't let 
the creativity of our young peo- 
ple go hungry. Other appetites 
are waiting to devour them." 

I wholeheartedly agree. 



How GrammLjs Single Out tke Best 



U-Wire 

The Grammys is one of the 
oldest award shows still run- 
ning, consistently receiving 
more than 20 million viewers. 

Despite its popularity, view- 
ers rarely know the intricacies of 
the selection process, a process 
that reveals why certain artists 
win, while others appear to be 
snubbed. 

The Grammy Awards are 
given by the National Academy 
of Recording Arts & Sciences, 
Inc., also known as the 
Recording Academy. 

Since its conception in 1957, 
the Recording Academy aims 
for the promotion of the cultur- 
al conditions and overall 
lifestyle of all the people associ- 
ated with the creation of music. 

What began as a TV special 
called "The Best On Record" 
has grown into today's Grammy 
Awards ceremony, presented 
live and featuring major record- 
ing artists from diverse genres. 

The Grammys are peer-pre- 
sented awards, valuing "artistic 



achievement, technical profi- 
ciency and overall excellence in 
the recording industry^, without 
regard to album sales or chart 
position," in the words of the 
Recording Academy. 

The selection process begins 
when artists, technical crew and 
record companies submit 
entries to contest for the 
Grammy Awards. 

These entries are scanned and 
the eligible entries are placed in 
specific categories. 

These scanning sessions are 
held by a diverse group of about 
150 experts who divide music 
into 28 different fields, with 105 
categories within those fields. 

The academy's voting mem- 
bers then select five finalists in 
each category, who are nominat- 
ed as the finalists for the 
Grammy Awards. 

To help ensure the quality of 
the voting, members are direct- 
ed to vote only within their 
fields of expertise and return 
their ballots to an independent 
accounting firm that does the 
ballot counting. 



lists of the finalists are then 
sent to voting members of the 
Recording Academy with second- 
round ballots. 

The votes are counted in secre- 
cy by the same independent 
accounting firm responsible for 
the first set of ballots. 

Finally, the results are delivered 
in sealed envelopes to the 
Grammy Awards show, where the 
winners are revealed to the artists, 
peers and public during the 
awards presentation ceremony. 

Though this selection proce- 
dure seems to be foolproof, some 
argue that it may be influenced by 
the membership of the panel of 
the voting members. 

But with the panel size of 150 
experts, chances of bias are mini- 
mized, as the votes of all the 150 
members, with each utilizing 
experience, are considered. 

The 46th Annual Grammy 
Awards will be presented in Los 
Angeles at the Staples Center on 
Sunday, Feb. 8. 

The show will be broadcast on. 
the CBS Television Network 
firom 8-11:30 p.m. 




U-mrr 

Pardon the pun, but A Crow hefi 
of the Murder should be "left" on 
the shelf. 

There are some good songs 
on Incubus' new album; but 
overall, it feels like it's been done 
before. 

After a label dispute with 
Sony, A Crow L^ of the Murder is 
Incubus' first album on Epic 

In the spirit of change, it is 
abo the first witii bass player Ben 
KJenney, formerly of the Roots. 

Despite the changes, Incubus 
stays witii the formula it adopted 
on 1999's "Make Yourself," alter- 
nating heavy songs with slower 
ballads, which led to the band's 
explosion onto the scene and 
produced the hit singles "Stellar," 
"Drive" and "Pardon Me." 

There arc a few good harder 
songs, such as tiie first sin^c 
"Megalomaruac." 

An angry anti-Bush anthem. 



A CrowLeh oiihe 
Murder Should Be 
Left on tke Skell 

"Priceless," is a heavier soi^ 
where the verses are delivered 
in couplets by lead singer 
Brandon Boyd, is by far the 
best song on the album. 

In the slow song category, 
this album is lacking. "Here in 
My Room" is a baUad, some- 
what reminiscent of Placeba 

The slower songs are 
unimaginative aiKi add noth- 
ing significant 

As Boyd says on "Beware! 
Criminal," "I swear Tve heard 
this song before." 

The few songs that stray 
from the formula are nustakes. 
"Southern Girl" is sung in a 
half falsetto about a girl who 
is "an exception to the rule" - 
whatever that means. 

"Agoraphobia" also fea- 
tures Boyd screaming in a 
falsetto, a sound the band 
would be much better off 
avoiding. 

"Crow" is hoxmd to be a 
commerdal success, but the 
old formula is starting to wear 
thin. 



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February 5, 2004 



by Ellie Woodruff 



Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan 19) 

Make sure you're on top of everything- especially 

that crush in Physics class. 

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 

Love is indeed an elusive butterfly, kind of like your 

friends. 

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) 

Nice doggies don't bite- too bad you're dating a 

Rottweiler 

Aries (Mar. 21-ApriLl 19) 

Hey! Mom was right, your face did freeze like that! 

Taurus (April 20-May 20) 

Fire and ice don't go well together and neither does 

that top with those jeans. 

Gemini (May 21-June 20) 

When I said "take a long walk off a short pier," I 

didn't., well, yeah, I did mean it. 

Cancer 0une 21 -July 22) 

Love isn't as easy as it looks- but you are! 

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) 

Your roommate would gready appreciate it if you 

showered this week. 

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) 

Still waters run deep, especially when they're over 

your head. 

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) 

Consider developing a talent- if you can find one. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23. -Nov. 21) 

That voice you've been hearing isn't your conscience. 

The voices in my head told me so. 



Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) 

Just because you go to Longwood doesn't mean you have one. 



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Then not untfl the 
Superboml was over. 
T^ow he's claiming to 
have attained J^lrvana. 
Tersonally, 1 think he 
just attained Dorlto?." 



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by ElUe Woodruff 




Experiencing a rough time? 
With every great loss comes great strength. 

.ongwood University Counseling Center invites you to share your thoughts 
iwith others who are having similar experiences. 



Starts Tuesday, February 10, 2004. 4:30-5:30 p.m. 
in Lancaster Suite 126 

Led by Dr. Maureen Walls and Master's Candidate Ashley 
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Blue Heat Fires Up 2 Skinny Dorks and More Indie 



Amie Woriey 

Gxesf Writer 



When I first arrived at 
Longwood I hit the Lankford 
Student Union on a prowl to find 
a dance team. That mission 
turned out unsuccessful. 

The first thing I found was the 
company, and then I finally 
found out about our schools 
team Blue Heat by reading 
posters in the Dining Hall. 
When I went to the interest 
meeting there were at least twen- 
ty-five girls there wanting to 
learn more, and a student coach, 
Dyanna Giles, dishing out the 
information. 

Dyanna started the team in 
Spring 2001 after being accepted 
by SGA in Fall of 2001. She still 
works hard making improve- 
ments on the team, organizing it 
and preparing us for competition 
and games. 



This year Blue Heat recdved 
it's first bid to a national compe- 
tition with a pom routine they 
performed in Richmond. We are 
currently working on a fimk rou- 
tine to take to the competition 
toa Rcccndy I have come to 
realize just how much work it is 
going to take ji^g^ing the basket- 
ball team's half times and our 
own work for the upcoming 
competition. 

Our last dance was a whole 
new experience collaborating 
with the cheerleaders in one big 
performance and definitely 
something we would like to do 
again. Every girl on the team is 
fiiendly and our two captains 
Stacey and Christy do an awe- 
some job of putting together 
routines. The girls on Blue 
Heat are definitely dedicated and 
are constantiy driving to become 
a better team as a whole and not 
just individually. 



Tke Darkness Raviskes 
England, Next Stop tke US 



^fcremy Cook 

Vuest Writer 



They combine everything that 
was great about AC/DC, G N R, 
Def Leopard, and Bon Jovi, with 
influences from some many 
other great rockers. Mix these 
ingredients together and slap on 
a clothing style that Queen 



A band called "The Darkness" 
has taken England by storm. 
After several unsuccessful 
attempts to build an all-star 
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but he had been They don't 

unsuccessfiil finding a niche in have over-inflated egos, and 
the rock world. He finally found believe it or not, they actually 
the missing link when he discov- smile when they perform, 
ered his big brother's incredible With several appearances in 
talent for showmanship. the United States already, if you 

Along with their friends, haven't heard of them then you 
drummer Ed Graham and soon will. "The Darkness" is not 
bassist Frankie PouUain, they a joke people, they are a breath 
created "The Darkness." The of fresh air in the dingy, smoke- 
group has made it big in filled shithole that is the music 
England, kicking every lame, industry today, 
sappy, sad-I-want-to-kill-myself- Look past Justin Hawkins' 
and-everyone-else-too band tigjit, lycra jumpsuit and take a 
with their volatUe mixture of listen to this awesome group, 
70's and 80's style music. and they will rock your world. 



A preview ior this weekend s LP even i 



Patrick Sullivan 

Sti0 Writer 

Eric Penrod and Jake Blazer 
are both extremely neurotic, 
semi-compulsive, s%hdy under- 
weight, deliberately truthful, 
uncomfortably revealing, but still 
put on a really good show! 

Recognized by die Rock and 
Roll Hall of Fame as the number 
one unsigned band, the 2 Skinny 
Dorks have traveled across 
America, performing at colleges 
and on radio and television. 
Hailing from musical city of 



Cleveland, Ohio, the Dorks have 
opened for Dave Matthews 
Band, The Goo Goo Dolls, and 
George Clinton. They have 
recendy released their third CD 
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strengthened the group's already 
large faithful following. The 
duo's music combines their 
unique style with a hi^ energy, 
humorous song uid lyrics diat 
draws in their audience starting 
from the very first song. Penrod 
states his favorite musicians are 
Ani DiFranco, Phish, and Ben 



Harper. Blazer on the other hand 
prefers long ^i^lks on the be^ 
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die nude. Both the Dorks have 
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Janet Jones 

St ^ Wri ter 

One lovely afternoon I walked 
to my favorite place in 
FarmviUe to enjoy the sunset 
I had been anticipating this all 
day and knew that I would wit- 
ness a wonderful end 
to the day. I walked 
past the creepy furni- 
ture warehouses, the 
Appomattox River, 
over the bridge, and 
turned right onto 
River Road. I 

climbed up the 
rugged rocks on the 
side of the road and 
pulled myself up the 
hill onto the railroad 
tracks. 

I had arrived in 
plenty of time to 
walk over the river 
and wait for the sun 
to lower itself into 
the earth. 

Suddenly, out of 
nowhere, a vast, 
wretched rain cloud 
hastily overtook the 
sky, 

Ten mere minutes 
until sunset. It wsi& 
the worst possible 
thing diat could have 
happened. I was infuriated 
with the current weather con- 
ditions. There I was alone, on 
the railroad tracks and without 
the sun. 

Now that I think about it 



worst things could have h^ However the view from the 
pened, like a train coming to dis- rsulroad tracks is wo«h a tres- 
member me. Overall, it was not^x|)assi^ chai]^ It » the most 
a horrible day as I was able to do beautifiil place I have encoun- 
some rock climbing and look at tered thus fer in this town. * 
the beautiful scenery around me. I know many people are not 
Many times when visiting this as adventurous as I am and do 

not pardculatly enjoy 
embracing nature; 
howeva^ this should 
not stop you from 
unearthing the sereni- 
ty that you will find. 

I also know that 
words are seemingly 
useless since they can 
never completely 
express what you are 
really trying to say. 
There is sn impossi- 
bility that I cannot 
write, because I just 
cannot. 

There is no certain- 
ty in the adjectives I 
have used txj describe 
this location and I am 
sure there are better 
ones Mjmewhere that 
I could have used. 

So I challenge you 
to challenge me in 
finding finer wojkIs to 
express the beauty of 
this terra firma. The 
only way to do this is 
place I have encountered deer, by trudging through the empty 
dogs, and other pleasant animals, beer cans and lost papers in 
Tliere is never anyone around your restricted room and tra- 
because that part of FarmviUe is versing down the road, while 
desolate and it is probably illegal following the above directiona 
to climb onto railroads. Carpe diem. 




PAGE 10 



Style 



February 5, 2004 



Will) Aren't You Wearing Any Clotkes? 



BobbiThibo 

Asst. Editor 



Despite free2ing rain, falling 
ice, and obscene wind chiU fac- 
tors, some people still insist on 
dressing Bx they've already left 
for spring break. Looking 
around campus the past few 
days, it is not unlikely that you 
wiU spot someone walking 
around in shorts, t-shirts, and 
sandals. And people wonder 
why the get sick. So what is the 



attracdon to wearing summer 
clothes in the dead of winter? 

"I'm too lazy to put on socks 
and tie shoes, so I just slip on 
some sandals." said Patrick 
Sullivan. Some students wear 
clothes to make a statement. 

"I like the look of spring fash- 
ions. If you like something, why 
not wear it all the time, despite 
what the "fashion police" say you 
should be wearing that month." 
Sophomore Samantha Soukup 



stated. "Plus, it's more conven- 
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the dorm or going to the gym 
or any sports activity, you don't 
want to be wearing sweaters 
and big chunky shoes." Soukup 
added. 

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seem an unintelligent decision 
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V-Wirt 

A chilling and sometimes disturbing movie, 
"Monster" turns the stomach. Still, it is a 
captivating portrayal of a haunting, true 
story. 

Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron) is a 
highway prostitute ready to take her own 
life; she has lived a miserable life of abuse 
as a child that ultimately led to her hooking 
and more abuse. "Monster" follows Aileen 
as she meets a young woman named Selby 
(Christina Ricci), and a relationship forms 
between the two women. 

Aileen talks Selby into staying with her in 
Florida instead of going back to live with 
her parents, who shunned Selby for being a 
lesbian. In order to make money for the 
two to live together, Aileen hooks. But after 
being taped and almost killed by one man - 

- whom she kills in self defense - she takes 
on a mentality that all "Johns" are going to 
rape her. She continues to kill unsuspecting 
men, hiding their bodies and taking their 
money. ^ 

Aileen Wuornos killed seven men and 
was eventually caught and executed in a 
Florida State Prison on Oct. 9, 2003. 

Directed by Patty Jenkins, who had pre- 
viously directed only two short films, "Just 
Drive" and "Velocity Rules" in 2001, 
"Monster" is an incredible story of a 
woman who was very troubled. 

Jenkins tells the story of Wuornos' sav- 
age killings through the eyes of this desper- 
ate woman, who had been a victim very 
early in life. Wuornos was yearning for life - 

- which she hadn't had much of ~ as well as 
love, which she found in her new, young 
friend Selby. Wuornos is shown losing all 
hope in men; they only want her for a quick 
job. No love is involved with the men she 
has encountered. 

Charlize Theron is phenomenal in the 
role of Aileen Wuornos. She completely 
transformed her appearance for this film, 
putting on 30 povmds for the role while 



having her hair done in a dirty mess. With 
makeup, she resembles the real Wuornos 
to an almost mirror image. 

Theron not only had the look, but she 
played a hurt and troubled Wuornos, angry 
at the world and humankind. It's hard to 
tell that it is even Theron playing the role; 
it's so convincing, it's scary. 

Christina Ricci also did a wonderful job 
as the young and confused lesbian lover of 
Wuornos. Her character was naive and 
impressionable, and Ricci helped make it 
believable. 

At one point, Ricci's character was terri- 
fied when she found out about the mur- 
ders. But when they needed money and a 
car, she demanded that Wuornos go back 
out into the night. Ricci displayed control 
of her character while going through emo- 
tional changes. 

Another important element in this film 
was the soundtrack. Set in the '80s, the 
music played an important role in support- 
ing each scene. The strongest point to this 
is in a scene where Aileen and Selby are 
skating together at a roller rink, when a 
couples' skate is armounced and Journey's 
"Don't Stop Believin'" is played. Aileen 
turns to Selby and says, "Oh, man, I love 
this song," as they start skating together. 
This leads them to becoming more attract- 
ed to each other, making for a very inti- 
mate scene. 

This movie isn't for the squeamish or 
faint of heart. It is a violent and intimate 
story, about a troubled woman who took 
her pain and turned it on unsuspecting 
men. The subject matter is racy and star- 
tling, with a lesbian love scene and several 
brutal murder scenes. With compelling and 
phenomenal performances by Tlieron and 
Ricd, and a well-written script, "Monster" 
will leave you startled and unsetded. You'll 
exit the theater satisfied with this impres- 
sive film. 



Febniary 5, 2004 



Style 



PAGE 11 



CD Review: Ben Folds Not So Rockin Anymore 



V-Wirt 

Ben Folds, founder of the dirce- 
member group Ben Folds Five, let 
his has managed allowed his solo 
career to take a step backwards 
with his two newly-released EPs. 

Folds, a solo artist since his 
band broke up in 2000, 
announced to fans in August that 
he would be releasing three short 
collections in the coming months 
as a precursor to his next full- 
length album, due out some time 
in 2004. 

However, three EPs have 
become two as Folds scrapped his 
plans to release the final one, leav- 
ing listeners with the hit-and- 
misses of "Speed Graphic" and 
"Sunny 16." 

Once upon a time, Ben Folds 
could do no wrong. The breakup 
of Ben Folds Five was an amiable 
one, and "Rockin' the Suburbs," 



Folds' first solo endeavor, can 
be found in the CD collections 
of coundess college rock fans. 
Yet Folds' era of making witty, 
well-masked social commen- 
taries, and endearing stories of 
characters such as Fred Jones, 
Hiix), Zak, and Sara came to a 
provisional halt with the 
September release of "Sunny 
16" and the later release of 
"Speed Graphic." 

At first the idea of a Ben 
Folds EP sounded endearing. 
This artist, who proved time and 
again that he was a unique voice 
in a sea of recycled chord pro- 
gressions, was offering a littie 
something to tide fans over 
before releasing his next studio 
album. 

The content of these mini- 
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Days") to a 13-year-old Folds orig- 
inal C'Dog" included on Ben Folds 
Five's first demo in 1990) to a song 
that was mosdy written the day it 
was recorded in the studio ("All 
You Can Eat'^. 

"Speed Graphic," the first of the 
two EPs, begins with a catchy redo 
of the Cure's "In Between Days." 
The upbeat tempo and strong bass 
(simulated by Folds on keyboard) 
are reminiscent of many of the 
faster tracks on "Rockin' the 
Suburbs." The second track, "Give 
Judy My Notice," is bearable 
because it avoids the pedestrian 
lyrics that populate the remainder 
of "Speed Graphic" and most of 
"Sunny 16." Some lines, such as 
"It's way too hard/Being loved by 
default," even manage to be 
poignant. 

However, the aforementioned 
"Dog" ruins the pace of 
the EP. Its frenetic piano 
lines and painful lyrics are 
those of a tyro who has not 
yet learned the importance 
of creating songs that will 
keep listeners from tearing 
off their headphones. The 
final track, "Wandering", 
cotild not be more apdy 
tided as a summary to the 
Ben Folds EP experience 



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thus far. While some of the songs 
are likeable, they do not add any- 
thing to the cache of quirky and 
musically unique son^ Folds has 
accumulated throughout his 
career, one of them even man- 
ages to be downri^t intolerable. 

"Sunny 16," die second EP, 
starts with the cheeky original 
"There's Always Someone Cooler 
Than You." Its lyrics are trite 
("Make me feel tiny if it makes 
you feel tall" and "Life is wonder- 
ful/Life is beautiful"), and a 
perusal of the next three songs 
leaves the listener with a similar 
disappointment in Folds' uncre- 
ative, obvious lyrics and presenta- 
tion. 

Aside from a triumphant end- 
ing in "You've Got to Learn to 
Uve Widi What You Are," die 
piano arrangements, which arc 
usually Folds' forte, are unmemo- 
rable here and certainly do not 
contain the emotional drive of 
classics like "Brick" and 
"Philosophy." In fact, rather than 
standing on its own, the piano is 
surprisingly relegated to an 
accompanying position, peeking 
through only for the occasional 
bridge and solo ending. 

It is undoubtedly a bad sign 
that the strongest tracks on the 
EPs are both covers. The first. 



track one on "Speed Graphic," 
provides a hopeful beginning to 
the EP experience. But it is 
"Sunny 16'"s closer. The Divine 
Comedy's "Songs of Love", that 
assures the listener the energetic 
pianist has not lost his touch. 
This song is a gem and nearly 
redeems the entire affair. The 
musical arrangement, with 
sweeping violins, echoing vocal 
tracks, and a lulling piano, creates 
the perfect mood for the song's 
three-quarter waltz time. 

Just as the listener begins to 
lose faith in the piano rocker, he 
comes through with an instru- 
mentally driven cover. Keeping 
with his tradition of offbeat but 
delightful covers, (e.g. "She Don't 
Use Jelly"), Folds astutely picks 
another winner. 

With some cringe-worthy 
lyrics, a pair of well-chosen and 
well-executed covers, and a hand- 
ful of forgettable tunes, the EPs 
are at best a shadow of what 
Folds is capable. Ben Folds 
admits that the EPs were done 
quickly. One can only hope that 
with more time the singer/ song- 
writer will be able to dodge his 
current proclivity for banal lyrics 
and disposable riffs and repeat 
the success of his first solo 
endeavor. 



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Sports 



PAGE 13 



Women s Basketball 
Suffers Week s Onkj Loss 

Season continues with an ll^O record 



Pat Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

Longwood University dropped its only 
game played last week, falling 74-67 at the 
University of the District of Columbia 
Jan. 31 in the nation's capital. 

The Lancers are now 11-8 on the sea- 
son and are scheduled to return to action 
Monday, Feb. 2, as they host the 
Apprentice School for the first time in the 
program's history. 

Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. in Lancer Hall. 

At UDC, Longwood controlled the 
opening minutes of the contest, jumping 
out to a 7-2 lead, sparked by a three- 
pointer from senior Ebony 
Smith /Palmyra (Fluvanna Co.), followed 
by back-to-back field goals from junior 
Marita Meldere/Rujiena, Latvia 
(Lynchburg Christian). 

The two teams then stayed evenly 
matched throughput the rest of the half 
before the Firebirds held the Lancers 
scoreless over the final 3:52, scoring eight 
unanswered points to close-out the stan- 



za with a 31-22 lead. 

The Firebirds opened the second 
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extended their advantage by as many as 
18, until sophomore Ashley 
Mason/Virginia Beach (Princess Anne) 
scored 11 of her team-high and sea- 
son-best 23 points to rally the Lancers 
to within nine points. 

UDC quickly answered and once 
again expanded its advantage to 18 
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Longwood once more lowered the 
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as Mason hit the back end of a pair of 
free throws. 

The Firebirds retaliated for a third 
time, extending their advantage to 15 
points (72-57) before Mason propelled 
the final Longwood run, hitting her 
lone three-pointer of the game with 
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Sports 



February 5, 2004 



Superbowl or 
Lingerie Bowl? 

Hali'^time entertainment 
surpases actual game 



Pat Sullivan 

Staff Writer 

Did you see that pass? How 
about the hit? Wow, check out 
that boob! 

Who needs the Lingerie Bowl 
when you have MTV's Super 
Bowl halftime show!? 

Stripping, grinding, and good 
ol' fashion crouch grapping! 

Of course, without these 
nuances, the only things anyone 
would remember about the show 
were the five-years out-of-date 
songs and Kid Rock's American 
flag poncho. 

During the break between the 
heated batde amid Carolina and 
New England, a world-wide audi- 
ence was treated to a star-filled 
concert featuring Nelly, P. Diddy, 
Kid Rock, and of, course, Janet 
Jackson and Justin Timberlake. 

The finale of the show consist- 
ed of Janet's classic hit Rhythm 
Nation that led into Timberlake's 
Dance With Me. 

At the end of the song 
Timberlake held true to the lyric, 
"I'm gorma have you naked by 
the end of this song" by reaching 
over and tearing off the right 
breast covering of Jackson's cos- 
tume. 




Men s Basketball 
Continues Streak 



Timberlake 
would later 
refer to the 
incident as a 
costume mal- 
fimction. 

Since the 
incident, all 
parties 
involved, 
including 
CBS, MTV, 
and the NFL, have repeatedly 
apologized. 

Despite the apologies many 
are still skeptical about whether 
the stunt was intentional or not. 

A few are even speculating 
over Timberlake friendship with 
MTVs "Punk'd" host Ashton 
Kutcher and if this could be the 
show's biggest punk to date. 

Many people cite the 
Madonna and Britney Spears 
make-out session as MTVs will- 
ingness broadcast risky images. 

CBS has also vowed to never 
let MTV produce another half- 
time show. 

The station will also feature a 
video delay system during the 
Grammy's. 

The FCC is currendy in the 
process of beginning an investi- 



gation over what many 12-year 
male Super-Bowl viewers are call- 
ing "the greatest half-time show 
ever." 

One piece of nudity CBS didn't 
show was streakier who made it 
out onto the field dressed as a ref- 
eree before the second half kick- 
off 

The streaker ran out to the kick- 
er's tee before ripping off the ref- 
eree uniform. 

He continued to bare it all for 
nearly half a minute before being 
tackled by Patriots' linebacker Matt 
Chatman. 

He was apprehended and there 
is currendy no information about 
charges being filed. 

The main issue being raised by 
this is not the streaker, but securi- 
ty's inability to prevent the occur- 
rence. 



Sports Information 

Longwood University returned to 
action last week after a 12-day 
break and lost two games, falling 
67-62 to the University of the 
District of Columbia. 

The Lancers are now 3-16 this 
season and will host the 
Apprentice School Feb. 3 at 7 
p.m. in Lancer Hall. 

Longwood will complete the 
final eight games of the season 
with a 12-player roster that 
includes nine freshmen and only 
five scholarship players. 

The Lancers had taken only 
their second lead, 62-60, with 
1:33 remaining on a leaner in the 
lane from senior Nathan 
Fortener. 

.The Lancers caught UDC at 
50-50 witii 10:05 left on another 
three-pointer from Pistoljevic. 

Three consecutive baskets 
from Wright made it 56-50 (8:00) 
before Longwood again fought 
back to tie the game at 58-58 with 
4:14 to play on a basket by fresh- 
man Michael 
Jefferson /Chesterfield 
(Meadowbrook) . 

Sumter led Longwood with 17 
points, adding five rebounds and 
three steals, while Fortener and 
Jefferson each had 14 points. 
Pistoljevic contributed 11 points 
for the Lancers. Longwood shot 



46% (26-57) from the field, 
including 32% (6-19) on three- 
pointers, and 57% (4-7) at the 
free throw line. 

At Saint Paul's (2-16), 
Longwood led early, scoring the 
game's first nine points to lead 9- 
at 16:49. 

The Tigers, however, 
answered with 12-straight points 
to lead 12-9 at 12:39. 

The hosts remained in front, 
extending the lead to 24-16 with 
6:52 left before halftime. 

The Lancers answered this 
time with a 14-4 run to lead 30- 
28 at 3:47 - getting six points 
from Jefferson. 

The 30-4 run over the two 
halves prompted Lancer head 
coach Mike Gillian to empty his 
bench at that time. 

The Tigers took their largest 
lead at 65-40 with 10:55 remain- 
ing before the Longwood 
reserves battied gamely down 
the stretch to narrow the final 
margin to 14 points. 

Freshman Wes Hager/Las 
Vegas, Nev (Coronada) sparked 
the rally with a career-high 10 
points off the bench - all in the 
second half 

Jefferson finished with 12 
points, as did Fortener, to lead 
the Lancers as Fortener added 
eight rebounds to his 12 points. 



Women conty p. 13 

Smith also hit a field goal 
from three-point territory, 
while Mason and senior Erica 
Marcum/Charleston, W.Va. 
(George Washington) each hit a 
field god of their own over the 
final minute. 

Yet, UDC fougbt off the late 
Lancer attempt and secured the 
home win. 

Mason added five rebounds 
and an assist to her 23-point 
double-di^t night on 9-for-ll 
shooting, while ncttii^ 4-of-7 
attempts at die foul Hne. 

Meldere posted her 10th 
double-double of the season 
•With 23 points and 16 boards, 
hitting 7-for-13 from the floor 
and 7-for-8 at the foul Hne. 



Smith finished dbe contest 
witii seven points, including 
two dirce-pointers. Longwood 
shot 43.6 percent (24-55) from 
the field, including 50.0 percent 
(5-10) from beyond the arc and 
netting 14-pf-20 attempts 
(70%) at the line. 

Ti-Nishia Townsend led the 
host school with her game-high 
28 points, while Keir Blake and 
Jaime Brown posted 12 and 10 
points, respectively. 

The Firebirds shot 45.5 per- 
cent (30-66) from die floor, 
including 72.7 percent (8-11) 
from dbjree-point land and 66.7 
percent (6-9) at the line. 

Statistical Update 

Through 19 games, Meldere 
continues to rank (4tfa) among 
Dkision H's top-rcboundcrs, 
pulling down 12.1 boards a 



game. 

She also nets a team-best 16.9 
points a contest, while registering a 
team-high 31 .2 minutes, 2.3 steals, 
and 0.8 blocks each time out 

She is shooting 43 percent (123- 
284) from the field and 71 percent 
(75-105) at the line. 

She has led the Lancers in scor- 
ing 1 3 times, and in rebounding 1 5 
times, 10 of those being double- 
doubles. 

She has also posted nine 20- 
point games and has 12 double- 
figure rebounding games this sea- 
son- 

Amber Mason 6>Bows with her 
season averages of 8.4 points and 
4.6 rebounds, shooting 38.5 per- 
cent (50-130) from the field and 
73.4 percent (47-64) at the Hne. 

Srmth is contributing 7.0 points 
and 5.9 rebounds per contest, 



while shooting 33.6 percent (49- 
146) fiom die floor, while Dunn 
gets 6.8 points on 40.9 percent 
(52-127) shooting and grabs 5.1 
boards a game. 

Marcum is adding 6.0 points 
and 1.8 assists, while sophomore 
Jessica Wilkerson/Roanoke 

(Northside) averages 5.9 pomts 
and a team-best 2.7 assists per 
game, while shooting 29 percent 
(31-106) fiom die floor and 67 
percent (32-48) at die line foul 
line. 

Others include Ashley Mason 
(9.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, team- 
best 59.5% (44-74) FG; team-best 
53.3% (8-15) 3-FG; 64.7% (22-34) 
FT, 12 games); freshman Ashicigh 
Holiman/Centrevilie, Va. (4.9 
points, 1.6 assists, 30.1% FG, 
34.5% 3FG (19-55), 75% FT, 16 



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Volume 83, Number 17 



Waiting to Get Eight Hours of Sleep Since 1920 



February 12, 2004 



Students Come Togetker to Discuss Longwood Policy 



Patrick Trate 

Staff Writer 

For the past several years, spring 
semester has held special signifi- 
cance fot rising juniors here at 
Longwood University. 

As students wrapped up the 
last of their 56 credit hours, 
resigning their lower classman 
status, many began making plans 
to live off campus. 

Some dreamt of renting an 
apartment with their best friends 
or even of finding a house with a 
fiance. 

None of those dreams came 
true this year; however, as every 
rising junior was denied during 
the off-campus application 
process. 

Many students were enraged 
by this turn of events and, as 
denial letters filtered their way 
through the mailroom, resent- 
ment among the rising juniors 
grew stronger and stronger. 

Their frustration came to a 
head on the afternoon of 
February 5th as a large group of 
students marched into Lancaster 
to demand answers. 

The event started as an 
impromptu rally behind the 




Student Union, organized by stu- 
dents Courtney Gartman and 
Valerie Cincinelli. 

Gartman, a rising junior and 
member of the National Honor 
Society said, "I've worked very 
hard to live off campus. We [the 
rising juniors] should have the 
same rights as every other class." 

The shift occurred when rising 
junior Greg Moxley called for the 
group to go direcdy to the 
President's office. 

Amid chants and waving signs, 
the group marched across cam- 
pus and was let into the main 
conference room of Lancaster 
followed shortly thereafter by 



President Patricia Cormier, 

In an almost epic display of 
wills. President Cormier, standing 
just four feet and eleven inches 
high, held court over the 
embroiled crowd of approximate- 
ly 150 students. 

Together with Dr. Tim Pierson, 
Vice President of Student Affairs, 
she responded to the students' 
questions. 

Many in the group wanted to 
know why Longwood had 
changed its policy on allowing 
juniors to live off campus but, as 
was briefly explained at the meet- 
ing, Longwood policy did not 
change; the University has always 



reserved the right to deny juniors 
from living off campus and has 
simply not needed to do so in 
past years. 

"Our first responsibility" 
President Cormier explained, "Is 
to the value of your degree." 

After nearly an hour of ques- 
tioning, the meeting was abrupdy 
ended and many students left 
feeling unsatisfied. 

Fortunately for those on both 
sides of the argument, a more 
conventional meeting was held 
the following day in the Student 
Union ballroom. 

This medium seemed to go 
over much better with the admin- 
istration. 

Students Bobbi Thibo and 
Deaima Martinez organized this 
mediated forum within 24 hours 
of receiving their rejection letters 
for moving off-campus. 



Dr. Tim Pierson presided over 
the discussion, along wtih Alicia 
Moody and several department 
heads. 

see HOUSING p. 4 




Daring to Take on Diabetes 



Tke Bid lor tke Wkitekouse: An Amateur Analysis 



Anthony Sinecoff 

Gmst Writer 

Now that Super Tuesday has 
come arid gone and the year's 
freshness is waning, it seems 
appropriate to take stock and 
examine what will prove to be 
one of die most bitterly con- 
tested presidential races 
since... 2000. *^ 

"I dated Dean but married 
Kerry," said one voter in the 
recent New Hampshire primary. 

Dean's campaign, once the 
"refuge for malcontents," now 
seems all but over as a result of 
voter perceived vulnerability: 
"YEEEAAAI" 

That, of course, seems to be 
the consensus among voters as 
they give more serious credence 



to the likes of John Kerry and 
John Edwards-both of whom 
have what is considered trade- 
mark viability-Kerry a military 
veteran and Edwards from the 
South. 

The truth is that even without 
such strong assets on the part of 
those two candidates the race 
will be razor diin. 

Recent Zogby polls suggest 
the country is back to the pre- 
September 11th split, with 46% 
saying they would vote for Bush 
in the coming election, and 46% 
saying they would vote for any 
Democratic candidate that will 
be nominated. 

Indeed, when it comes to a 
choice for a Democratic candi- 
date in the general election, the 
sentiment on this campus favors 



that of "the one that can beat 
Bush." 

John Kerry has not necessari- 
ly been running a more centrist 
campaign thus far, but has 
appealed to voters who are 
looking for a viable alternative 
to the President and one who 
does not have a breakdown 
whenever he loses a primary. 

A recent CNN/GaUup/USA 
Today survey conducted 
between January 29-February 1, 
2004 of 1,001 American adults 
showed John Kerry defeating 
President Bush .53 percent to 46 
percent-a bit dif|erent from the 
Zogby poll thanks to Kerr)''s 
name recognition. 



See POLITICS p. 5 



Chrissy Gray 

St aff Wri ter 

"We're trying to raise money for a 
cure," says Megan Halsey, 
President of Alpha Gamma 
Delta. 

The sorority is sponsoring a 
Diabetes walk on campus to raise 
awareness and fimds for research. 

In 2002, the American 
Diabetes Association (ADA) esti- 
mated that 18.2 million people 
were affected by Diabetes. 

The ADA goes on to say that 
of diose 18.2 million, 206,000 are 
people under the age of 20. 

Complications that can be the 
result of diabetes, as listed by the 
ADA, include heart disease, 
stroke, high blood pressure, kid- 
ney disease, blindness, nervous 
system disease, dental disease, 
complications with pregnancies, 
and more. 

Walks, like the one sponsored 
by Alpha Gamma Delta, help to 
raise money for research. 

With more research comes the 
possibility of a cure, rather than 
simply treating the symptoms 
that current medications do. 



The walk, which was re-sched- 
uled due to inclement weather, 
will now take place at 4PM on 
February 10th. 

It will start in front of Stubbs, 
and continue around the baseball 
field, in front of Curry and 
Frasier, and finally finish fiill circle 
in front of Stubbs. 

Halsey says there will be bal- 
loons marking the predetermined 
path. 

"We're not asking fo^: an entry 
fee. Instead we're asking for peo- 
ple to donate whatever they can," 
says Halsey. The money raised will 
go to the International Alpha 
Gamma Delta Headquarters, 
which will then be passed on to 
diabetes research. 

Halsey goes on to say that all 37 
active members and 8 new mem- 
bers of Alpha Gamma Delta will 
be walking, but she invites every- 
one to participate. 

She says, "We've also asked the 
members of other sororities to 
join us in the walk." 

When asked about the walk 
becoming an annual event, Megan 
Halsey replied, "We'd like it to 
be." 



PAGE 2 




Editorial 



February 12, 2004 




roni 




Editor 




So, hands 
down, 
Valentine's 
Day is the 
best holiday 
ever. It's 
been my 
favorite since I was in elementary 
school. Think about it: love, 
friends, family, cute cards, and 
pink M&Ms. Life really does not 
get better than that. 

And I was going to go more in 
depth about it, but I signed onto 
Livejournal this morning (this 
morning being Wednesday morn- 
ing) to learn to my foolish 
English major delight (and sor- 
row as the case may be) that 
forty-one years ago today, Sylvia 
Plath stuck her head in an oven 
and ended her life. 

So instead of telling you to 
combat your Valentine's Day 
blues by reading my favorite book 



ever {Grade by George Burns) or 
watching one of the funniest 
movies ever {Some Like It Hot 
with Marilyn Monroe) or listen- 
ing to one of the best albums 
ever (Jc^stry by Carole King), 
I'm just going to totally and 
completely depress you. 

Kind of like what you were 
expecting anyway. 

Most of you hate Valentine's 
Day anyway, don't you? 

Bah, to you. 

So I read that happy litde 
message this morning, and a tear 
fell from my eye. 

I've been a Sylvia fan since 
high school, kind of like most 
middle-class teenage girls. 

It all started with The Bell Jar, 
the perfect novel for, well, 
someone like me. I have to 
admit that I'm not really sure I 
got it the first time around. I fig- 
ured out the basics, of course. 




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but it was missing something. 

Well, I was missing something. 1 
was missing the collegiate experi- 
ence, the one that boils in your 
veins and wraps around your head 
when you're alone in your room at 
ni^t that first summer back home. 

It's kind of scary like that. 

I've since enveloped her poetry 
and, most recently, the novel based 
on her last few months of life. 
Wintering. I still haven't seen the 
movie 'cause I'm lazy like that. 

Something that has always 
amazed me about Sylvia in general 
is a quote from the book Bitch by 
Elizabeth Wurtzle. I carry around 
that book and use it as often as I 
can 'cause I'm weird like that. 

"Sylvia Plath, who has by now 
been dead longer than she was 
alive, wrote The Bell Jar, composed 
her Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, 
put together a collection of short 
stories, had a Fullbright 
Scholarship at Cambridge, graduat- 
ed summa cum laude from Smith, 
taught a couple of semesters at her 
alma mater, had a couple of stays 



in a mental hospital, managed to 
have many love affairs that ended 
badly and one marriage that was 
on its way to ending badly, gave 
birth to two babies - and still she 
was able to die at thirty, a suicide 
on schedule preceded by a life that 
ran at a breakneck pace" (183). 

So maybe that was just the 
longest quote ever, and you just 
skipped over it, but it's just so 
amazing to me. I'm almost twenty- 
one, and I can hardly ever write an 
away message for AIM anymore, 
let alone take over the literary 
world. Where did this come from? 

And it's not just Sylvia that is on 
my mind tonight. In Brit Lit IV 
this week, we are studying Virginia 
Woolf, my utmost literary hero. 
Take my love and passion for 
Sylvia and multiply it by a zillion 
and add four. That's how much I 
love Virginia. (So much so, in fact, 
that I refer to these women by 
their first names like I've been 
friends with them for my entire 
life.) 

People deal less well with 



Virginia. Maybe they're scared of 
her. Who is, after all, afraid of 
Virginia Woolf? 

Apparendy a whole bunch of 
college students. 

I don't have a pithy quote from 
Wurtzle pertaining to Virginia, 
but I can tell you what I know. I 
know that she changed writing to 
bring us what we know today. I 
know that she was brilliant. I 
know that she had a hard child- 
hood (her mother died, her half- 
sister died, her brothers abused 
her, her father was distant, she 
didn't fit in like her older sister 
did societally), but I also know 
that from that, she gave us some 
of the most insightful moments 
in the human mind For that, I 
owe her everything. 

For that, I owe her a card and 
some pink M&Ms. 

Amy Whipple 

Editor-in-Chief 



Housing Protest Not tke Best Way to Ackieve Goal 



Brerit Fleisher 

Guest Writers 



On the evening of February 5th, 
2004, 1 was fortunate enough to be 
a part of a student "riot" to 
President Cormier's office. 

This "riot" was to voice the stu- 
dent concern of students not 
being allowed to move off campus. 

I thought that this would be a 
good way for the students to get 
their voices heard. I was wrong. 

Questions ranged from why the 
credit requirement to move off 
campus changed, to why 
Longwood was. destroying these 
students' lives. 

Students even began to insult 
President Cormier and the 
University itself. 

These students who insulted 
Longwood are NOT Citizen 
Leaders~and if you do decide to 
transfer to a different school, it will 
be for the better. 

Longwood does np$--fte^ any 
tainted-blaak-spots/ike you oiithis 
campus. 2- — ^ 

To combat most, if not all, of 
the questions dealing with the sud- 
den change of credits, and the dis- 



approval of nearly 300 students 
moving off campus. Dr. Tim 
Pierson read from the student 
handbook. 

President Cormier also added 
that it was not hers, nor housing's, 
decision to deny the students off- 
campus housing... it was up to the 
Board of Visitors. 

The Board of Visitors says that 
Longwood needs to be a 
"Residential Campus." What tiiis 
means is that all of die 2444 occu- 
pancies offered here at Longwood 
MUST be filled before anyone is 
allowed off campus. 

Longwood followed this rule... 
if anyone has a problem with this 
rule, they should write a letter to 
the Board of Visitors. 

However, I digress. This article 
is not going to recap the events of 
diis "riot," for I am sure diat there 
is another article in this issue 
going over all of that. 

I am writing to say THANK 
YOU President Cormier and Dr. 
Tim Pierson. 

THANK YOU for meeting 
with all of diese students at the 
last minute. 

THANK YOU for answering 



everyone's question with a factual 
response. 

THANK YOU for keeping 
your cool and being one of 
Longwood's great Citizen 
Leaders. 

THANK YOU for aU of your 
hard work and thought that. you 
put into addressing the stduents' 
needs. 

A final note to students who 
did not get permission to live off 
campus: If you want to get your 
voice heard, get in touch with the 
Board of Visitors. 

If you want to protest, do so, 
but in a Peaceful way. The 
moment that YOU get defensive 
and start attacking, you aren't 
going to win. 

Finally, if you signed a lease 
back in October, do not say that 
Longwood screwed you over. It is 
your fault for going against what 
Longwood said. 

There were posters hung 
everywhereas well as notices on 
the webpage saying not to sign 
the lease till you get your release. 

It is your fault if you diose to 
ignore Longwood's many warn- 
ings. 



February 12, 2004 



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Sidewalk Etiquette: Smile at Me, Dammit! 



Tanner Keith 

Opinion Editor 

During my walk to class yester- 
day, I noticed once again that 
most people that I don't know 
would not acknowledge the fact 
that I exist. 

It seemed as though the major- 
ity of people I saw in that partic- 
ular walk seemed to be in anoth- 
er world. 

They would look down at the 
ground, off to the side, and even 
straight through me. Every girl 
who walked by me, I smiled at. 

Almpst every one of them 
either didn't make eye contact 
with me, or simply denied me a 
smile back. 

Personally, I'm a big fan of the 
smile back. I Uke to give, and 
receive smile backs. 

Males, however, we don't smile 
at each other. We send the head 
nod and an occasional, "wasup," 
to each other. 

It seems as though head nods 
are the equivalent of waving. 

Head nods and smiles are 
more or less the silent way of say- 
ing, "Yes, I see you there, you are 



a real person as am I; congratu- 
lations on being human in the 
same maimer I am human." 

Usually, it is considered com- 
mon courtesy to acknowledge 
someone else's existence. 

Worse than not receiving a 
head nod or a smile back, how- 
ever, is the "fake-out-hey," 
something that usually occurs to 
people Uke me. 

As I walk, every now and 
then I'll see someone who waves 
and shouts, "Hey!" in a rather 
excited fashion. 

Amazed that someone's acm- 
ally talking to me on the side- 
walk, I respond with my own, 
"hey," and I fail to notice that 
the prior "HEY!" was not 
directed at me, rather to the 
sorority girls direcdy behind me. 

The "fake-out-hey" claims 
another victim, and I trudge on. 

Today I decided to test my 
theory that over half of the 
people I see will not make inten- 
tional eye contact with me. 

Where did I conduct my 
experiment? 

Why, on the walk to Wynne 
of course-all fifteen minutes of 



It. 

By the time I had made it to the 
top of the final hill, I was ready to 
start spitting on people. 

I had overestimated the friendli- 
ness of this campus. 

I received three head nods, two 
"wasup's" and only three smile 
backs. 

I passed by at least 50 people; I 
stopped counting in the commuter 
student parking lot, at which time I 
was thoroughly disgusted. 

So, what is more important than 
being personable you may ask? 

Talking on cell phones is one 
answer. People in groups are often 
focused on their own. And quite a 
few people seem to be concentrat- 
ing on not falling down, as much as 
they stare at their feet. 

The reason this irritates me is as 
follows: when the fall semester 
began, it seemed like everyone was 
new, and there was a common 
eagerness to make new friends. 

Now, almost a month into the 
spring semester, I can't seem to 
find the same friendliness. 

I'm not sure where it has gone- 
the friendliness, and I encourage 
you to help me find it. 



Marriage and College Just Do Not Mix 



Janet Jones 

Guest Writer 



It is becoming apparent to me 
that more college students are 
getting engaged at younger and 
younger ages. 

Many of these people have 
been in long term relationships 
and feel that they must now take 
the next step. 

But do they really have to? 
There are many different views 
on this topic and there is no right 
answer. 

There are also people who get 
engaged, but do not have the 
intentions of getting married for 
years. 

They just like the way it sounds 
and it provides security, since our 
society is so concerned with 



fidelity. 

I personally do not want to be 
engaged or married for many 
years, so that I may experience 
life on my own first. 

I know not everyone will 
agree with that, so I asked peo- 
ple how they felt to get a more 
broad understanding of views 
on campus. 

My roommate has been dat- 
ing her boyfriend for almost 2 Vz 
years and they do not have plans 
to do anything urgendy. 

She believes that people need 
to date each other for a long 
time, especially at this age, since 
they are changing so much. 

If they cannot change togeth- 
er then they will just turn into 
another number in a statistic. 

However she knows that not 



everyone feels this way and when I 
asked her about this she said, "If it 
is meant to be, a long distance rela- 
tionship will work, and therefore it 
will be long term. 

Being married at a young age 
when you should be exploring your 
options may not be the right road. 

College presents so many 
options, but at the same time you 
need to do what makes you happy." 

One of my more liberal friends 
believes that marriage in college, or 
before 30 is stupid. 

She has noticed that people 
change so much from their fresh- 
man to senior year that the fiiture 
is too uncertain to promise your 
life to someone else. 

See MARRIAGE p. 10 



PAGE 3 



props and drops 



Props; 

+To going home this weekend and getting out of 

Farmv^as! 

+ To 4 new episodes of Friends in a row. 

+ To 50 dcg. days! 

+ To Wild Cherry Pepsi. 

+ To ''smile backs." 

■\-ToTheBimerflyEgea 

+ To Anny Reservists coming hcune. 

Drops: 

- To pre and post Valentines Day depression. 

- To computers that don*t work 

- To girls who put i^ with bad boyfriends. 

- To roaches in the Hamms bathrooms. 

- To long lines in the dhall. 

- To having no mo^y in your checking account 



Speak Out 

Wkat are your plans lor 
Valentine s Daij? 




Let's face it, Valentine's 

Day is a halmark holiday, 

if you really cared about 

someone, you wouldn't 

need a special day to 

provie it 

-Mel McConneD 



Vm going to take my 

gifl to Riaimond, and 

go to Cataba's. 

-J.D. Rome 





ProbablY Fll go out witli 

my freinds to dinner. 

-Christina Rabey 



I'll take my jgirlfreind 

out the lidxthouse cafe, 

maybe there will be a 

few surprises. 

-Cris Dudding 




M 



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PAGE 4 
HOUSING con't p. 1 

As tempers were calmer, stu- 
dent questions more pointed, and 
administration officials better pre- 
pared, this second session was 
much more productive. 

Dr. Pierson noted, "It is much 
harder to respond to a mob than 
to an organized group." 

The housing situation was 
more clearly explained to the stu- 
dents and, although many were 
still unhappy, it was clear 
Longwood had not enacted any 
policy changes. 

So what exactly did happen? 

To understand the situation 
better, it's important to know the 
history of Longwood housing. 

Our university is, by ruling of 
the Board of Visitors, a residential 
campus. 

For Ixjngwood to maintain this 



residential status, the university 
must reasonably fill the 2,436 
beds on main campus. 

Seniors have always had the 
privilege of living off campus 
and in past years their numbers 
generally covered the residential 
overflow. 

As the college grew in size, 
however, it was necessary to 
build Stanley Park-which provid- 
ed an extra 208 residential beds- 
and finally in the fall of 2001 to 
extend off campus eligibility to 
rising juniors. 

The rule known as the Junior 
Exception (found on page 50 of 
the Student Handbook), grants 
students with a minimum of 56 
credit hours the right to apply to 
live off campus. 

Unlike seniors, however, they 
are not guaranteed off campus 
privileges. 



Nem 



Longwood receives over 300 
applications for off campus 
housing every spring and, in the 
past, has been able to grant hous- 
ing to every eligible applicant, 
both senior and junior. 

This year; however, only 171 
applications could be granted 
and, since seniors have priority, 
the juniors were passed by. 

At Friday's forum Doug 
Howell, Director of Residential 
and Commuter Life, explained 
the factors that led to this year's 
anomalous numbers. 

Firstly, Longwood will be end- 
ing its contract with Stanley Park 
at the end of this semester, 
meaning the 208 beds there will 
no longer be considered residen- 
tial spots. 

The students currendy living 
in Stanley Park were required to 
go through the off campus appli- 



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cation process, 
creating an influx 
of applicants. 
More impor- 



tandy, however, is the number of 
residential openings on main 
campus. 

7\n inordinately high number 
of students have left Longwood 
midyear, some on academic or 
disciplinary charges, others to 
study abroad or to intern, and still 
others who have been called up 
to active military duty following 
the invasion of Iraq. 

These largely unanticipated 
openings have to be filled by next 
year or Longwood will jeopardize 
its standing as a residential cam- 
pus. 

Although it is most unfortu- 
nate what happened to the rising 
juniors who were hoping to move 
off campus, myself included, the 
deciding factors were outside- of 
the university's control. 

In a final note, many students 
have complained that their voices 
were never recognized by 
President Cormier and the Board 
of Visitors. 

SGA President Alicia Moody 



February 12, 2004 

would like to encourage those and 
all students to become more 
involved in the day-to-day politics 
of the University. 

She pointed out that at the last 
open forum organized with 
President Cormier, only ten stu- 
dents attended. 

As our SGA President, Moody 
herself holds a position on the 
Board of Visitors, she cannot 
speak for the students if they are 
not involved. 

This is also an important lesson 
on a national level. Only 8% of 
college aged citizens in Virginia 
voted in 1998; with a Presidential 
election fast approaching for a 
term that may involve such perti- 
nent issues as reinstatement of 
the draft, it is important to 
remember to get involved early 
before action is no longer a 
choice. 

"We have SGA meetings every 
Tuesday at 3:45 in the Student 
Union," Moody tells us, "All are 
invited." 



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POLITICS cont'd p. 1 

Although this could be con- 
strued as a post-primary bump, 
Kerry has several assets that 
could help maintain such num- 
bers. 

First, Kerry is a veteran of the 
Viemam War and once risked his 
life to save his fellow soldiers. 

This is something his oppo- 
nent will not be able to tout and 
something that will give Kerry at 
least equal footing with the 
President on the issue of national 
security. 

He also has the allure of some- 
one with grit-partaking in macho 
sports and a fan of red meat. 

Then tibere is the flip side of 
the coin. 

Kerry will be an easier target 
than, say, Edwards, in that he will 
be tagged a Northeastern Liberal- 
an advocate of partial-birth abor- 
tion and abolition of the death 
penalty and in bed with teacher's 
unions while sending his children 
to private schools. 

This is a curse only to be lifted 
by picking a more moderate, per- 
haps southern, running mate. 

The Bush machine also has a 



few things on its side, including 
history. 

No sitting president who has 
avoided a primary challenge has 
ever lost in the general election. 

The campaign has raised a 
record amount of money- 
Si 00,000,000-since thought of 
campaigning began. 

Such funds will undoubtedly 
be used in battleground states 
such as Florida. 

In addition, the economy saw 
a considerable boost in the sec- 
ond half of last year, averaging a 
six percent GDP growth. 

There was also a general rise in 
other leading economic indica- 
tors, including the Core Price 
Index for consumer spending 
which suggests that this could be 
a minimal-inflation recovery and 
that the economy may be political 
capital the president can use. 

Then there is the reality: if 
Bush wins every state he won last 
election, he will still just barely 
win, only earning 271 electoral 
votes to the Democratic candi- 
date's 266. 

The chances of Bush re-win- 
ning all those states are, now. 



quite narrow-especially in indus- 
trial states such as Ohio, which 
was hit hard during the economic 
downturn. 

States that could swing either 
way include Ohio, Missouri, 
Florida, and West Virginia. 

It appears that this election 
could be the first one in recent 
memory where national security 
was the main issue. 

Nevertheless, Democrats seem 
intent on pointing out mishaps 
surrounding the economy, includ- 
ing the fact that Bush is the first 
president since Hoover to preside 
over a net loss in jobs. 

Additional economical issues, 
such as the $500 billion current 
account deficit, the $7 trillion 
long-term debt, and the economy 
will also be fair game. 

Coupled with the prolonged 
destabilization in Iraq, these eco- 
nomical concerns could supply 
enough fodder to propel 
whichever Democratic candidate 
the voters choose to a victory, 
albeit in a narrow race. 

Let us hope this time the gen- 
eral election can be decided by 
more than 500 or so votes. 



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Jennifer Fameth 

Guest Writer 

Outside the boundaries of 
Longwood University are those 
that save lives every day. 

The Prince Edward Volunteer 
Rescue Squad is on call 24 hours 
a day, 7 days a week. 

The forty-member squad is 
spUt into eight different five- 
member crews, many of which 
include Longwood students who 
volunteer with this organization. 

"It's really great to see college 
kids getting out and helping their 
community," says EMT Ben 
Sears. 

Every squad member goes' 
through EMT (Emergency 
Medical TechniciSan) Basic and 
be certified, in Basic, the lowest 
level of training. 

In order to take the EMT 
Basic the candidate must have 
their CPR certification, offered 
at most Rescue Squads as well as 
at the YMCA and the Red Cross. 

Once certified, these men and 
women can begin to treat 
patients as well as administer a 



certain variety of drugs in the 
field. 

The squad may receive help 
firom the Meherrin Vol. Rescue 
Squad and the Hampden-Sydney 
First Responders, though they 
must mostly depend on their 
own crews to provide emergency 
services to Prince Edward 
County. 

After responding to a call, the 
Rescue Squad takes victims in 
need of medical care to the 
emergency room. 

Patients that have been 
involved in an accident or that 
have called the rescue squad 
don't necessarily have to go to 
the ER, though they are required 
to sign a waiver, stating that they 
have been offered medical atten- 
tion and understand the risks by 
refusing care. 

When there are no calls, the 
squad eats, sleeps, and studies in 
the squad house. 

There are bunk rooms, a 
lounge, a conference room, and a 
kitchen where they can -make 
themselves at home until the 



next call is dispatched. 

"We are just like a big family 
and have lots of fim when we're 
not working," Sears says, "but 
we know when it's time to get 
down to business." 
The Rescue Squad responds to 
any and all calls with known or 
unknown injuries with their four 
ambulances, crash truck, and 
advanced life support suburban. 

These men and women 
respond to vehicle accidents and 
calls for assistance anytime of 
the day or night 

Many accidents or incidents 
are reported in local newspapers 
with very littie praise for those 
silent heroes who have saved the 
lives of thousands. 

These men and women dedi- 
cate their lives to saving those of 
others and answer some 175 
calls a month. 

If you still aren't sure of their 
importance, consider what our 
community would be without 
them. Injiiries would be even 
more traumatic, we wouldn't be 
as safe. 



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In the um floors of Longwood's 
all fiteshman dormitory live the 
Curry Rock Stars. 

These nine RAs (Resident 
Assistants) and one REC 
(Residence Education 

Coordinator) live and walk the 
Boors of this building keeping it 
safe firom drugs and alcohol while 
being advisors and friends to the 
residents when needed. 

This ail fi^shman dormitory is 
home to over 400 students firesh 
out of high school 

'*What many residents don't 
realize is that we are normal stu- 
dents just like them," quotes Bass. 

The RAs go to dhieir classes 
and jobs, and out with fiaends on 
weekends but what separates the 
RAs from every other student is 
that they have a bigger responsi- 
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Freshmen are thrown into a 
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Hosey has a great staff this 
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sense of community on their 
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a major contributor to box office 
sales. After viewing this film, it's 
easy to understand why Cold 
Mountain is still in the running for 
top ten movies in America almost 
five weeks after being released. 

The film is based on the story 
of a wounded confederate sol- 
dier, Inman 0ude Law), who is 
trying to make his way home to 
his sweetheart Ada (Nicole 
Kidman) who is dealing with her 
own struggles of surviving in the 
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was very well done. The acting 
and the portrayal of the charac- 
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Pkarmacist Denies Mornings Alter Pill 

Con troversy soars between morals and rights 



to life. 

Although staying within the 
romantic realm, this well-written 
script also gave an insightful and 
true portrayal of the Civil War 
and the human struggles of sur- 
vival and faith through trying 
times. 

Renee Zellweger's shining per- 
formance left the audience enter- 
tained. Her portrayl of a stong- 
willed southern woman was 
enchanting, and she pulled off an 
accent and character we rarelly 
associate with her "typical" roles. 

The excellent storyline, well- 
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U-Win 

Pharmacists can't deny the morn- 
ing-after pill to rape victims, yet 
an Eckerd pharmacist did this 
very thing for the sole purpose of 
advancing his personal moral 
beliefs. 

Protesters wielded signs with 
slogans including "Got raped? 
Eckerd doesn't care," in reaction 
to a Denton pharmacist's decision 
not to fill a prescription for the 
RU486 morning-after pill. 

The woman he denied the pill 
was seeking emergency birth con- 
trol after the ordeal of being 
raped. 

The pharmacist defended his 
decision by saying that "this med- 
icine is designed to end life and I 
can not abide by that," as an 
unnamed friend of the victim told 
KLTV.com. However, the phar- 
macist succeeded at embarrassing 
and heaping judgment upon 
someone who had just experi- 
enced the emotional and physical 
trauma of rape, and a person with 



any shred of morality, sensitivity 
or compassion should not be able 
to abide by that. 

"A rapist breaches somebody's 
rights, and on top of that, we 
don't need rape survivors to have 
their rights breached again. You 
can't be neutral on this," Jaron 
Benjamin, coordinator of the 
Men Agaiiist Violence group at 
the University of North Texas, 
told the North Texas Daily 

"Regardless of whether the 
woman seeking the prescription 
was a rape victim, the pharmacist 
should not have made such a 
decision based on his own moral 
convictions, which are inconsis- 
tent with company policy," 
according to Joan Gallagher, vice 
president of communications for 
Eckerd Corp. 

Furthermore, what he did was 
illegal. "The law does^ not say that 
the pharmacy can decline because 
of moral ground," Gay Dodson, 
executive director to the Texas 
State Board of Pharmacy, told 
The Associated Press. 



"If they have a moral problem, 
it is their option not to stock the 
product," 

Tyler pharmacist Mark Sullivan 
told KLTV.com about the role of 
ethics in pharmacy practices. To 
stock the drug - and then decline 
filling a customer's prescription 
for it - is not only bad business 
practice, but also a horrendous 
customer service policy and has 
the potential to be psychological- 
ly damaging, especially to a 
woman trying to cope with the 
mental and physical effects of 
rape. 

The most alarming thing about 
this incident continues to be the 
lack of sympathy shown to the 
rape victim. Understandably, she 
probably did not come in and 
announce that she needed the 
medication because she had been 
raped. As the pharmacist was 
likely to be unaware of her situa- 
tion, he should never have pre- 
sumed in a fit of rash self-right- 
eousness to be a person of supe- 
rior moral authority. 




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Features 

Drop to Febniary Not in Good Taste 



PAGE? 



Jenn Dize 

Features Editor 



In last week's "props and drops" 
section, you may have noticed a 
drop dedicated to February, "the 
worst month in the whole year." 

I recieved an email asking for 
the reasoning behind this drop. 

The sender wanted to know if 
it was because February contains 
Valentine's Day, Black History 
Month, or some other reason. 

Since I was responsible for 
adding that drop, my personal 
explanation follows: 

First of all, thank you for voic- 
ing your concern. 

I'm glad to see you didn't just 
get upset and not do anything 
about it. 

Props and Drops is usually a 
section dedicated to sincere 
thanks or sincere dislike. 

It is also usually a light-hearted 
section with occasional serious 
thoughts. *■ 

Sometimes there are inside 
jokes, and sometimes there are 
campus-wide issues adressed. 

For the most part, in all hon- 



esty, we are trying to fill the littie 
box. 

With my drop to February, I 
did not intend to offend anyone, 
and was not even thinking about 
Valentine's Day or Black History 
month. 

Indeed, it was more of a per- 
sonal drop. 

February has been, as far back 
as I can remember, a bad month 
for personal issues for myself 
and most of my friends. 

It seems to contain many 
breakups, fights, depressive 
episodes, etc. 

I've talked with friends, and 
for the most part they concur. 

Especially as the month con- 
tinues and they see my point in 
their own lives. 

That's not even mentioning 
the dark, rainy/ snowy days that 
seem to drag on forever. 

For the last several weeks I 
had been (semi-jokingly) spout- 
ing off my theory that February 
is the cause of all of these bad 
things. 

This year, so far, at least 2 
close friends have broken up 



with their significant others, 2 
have entered therapy, too many to 
count have had a series of bad 
days or weeks, and I was trying to 
acknowledge their problems in a 
light-hearted manner. 

The drop was also intended as a 
nod to the Dar Williams song, 
February. The lyrics go: 

/ threw your keys in the water, I 
looked back, theyd jro^ien halfwaji down 
in the ice. Theyjrw(e up so quickfy, the 
keys and their owners. Even after the 
anger, it all turned silent, and the every- 
day turned solitary, so we came to 
February. 

...The nights were long and cold and 
scary, 

...Can we live through February? 

This feeling is what I was refer- 
ring in the drop, and I had 
absolutely no intention of insult- 
ing Black History Month or even 
Valentine's Day. 

I sincerely aplogize if it came 
across that way. 

If, in the future, anyone would 
like to contribute to Props and 
Drops, please send your sugges- 
tions to rotunda@long;wood.edu. 

We'd be glad to hear from you! 



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Valentine's Day is the single 
greatest coup in the history of 
greeting cards. 

Hallmark has somehow con- 
vinced every girl in the United 
States that her husband, 
boyfriend, and pool boy must buy 
her chocolate, flowers, a teddy 
bear, more chocolate and an over- 
priced, sappy card. 

Sure, we guys have a few tricks 
up our sleeves: grabbing the first 
card we see and then making up 
some sappy symbolism crap to 
make it seem like we hunted for 
hours, or repackaging that teddy 
bear we got firom last year's girl- 
fiiend. 

But these tricks save us very lit- 



tie time or money, as we have yet 
to find a way to re-give flowers or 
half-eaten boxes of chocolate. 

Because girls understand us 
even less than we understand 
them, they give their special guy 
some dopey heart candies, a card, 
and call it a day. 

Guys are getting the shaft with 
this deal, and something has to 
change. 

I propose the founding of a 
new holiday, called Video Game 
and Beer Day, in which every guy 
is given a video game of his 
choosing and a six-pack of beer. 

The day would not be filled 
with dining in romantic candlelit 
settings, sharing desserts or cud- 
dling. Instead, the day would con- 
sist solely of playing video games. 



drinking and napping. This would 
effectively make it the greatest day 
of every guy's life. 

But how would the grl be 
involved in all of this? Simple: She 
finally has to take part in the activ- 
ities that men enjoy. 

Men have been forced to watch 
"Dawson's Creek" and "Felicity" 
for years ~ it is time we get some- 
thing back (a lot back, because 
those shows blow). 

Girls would finally be forced to 
learn how to produce those elu- 
sive blue sparks in Mario Kart, 
how to sidestep in Halo, and how 
to power slide in the latest Gran 
Tourismo edition. 

Once initiated into the club, 
girls around the nation would 
surely latch onto video games like 




Nicole Fotd 

KoUeigbdon Intern 

This One andMe^Ufe is a spir- 
itual and mystical novel that 
carries us to the country roads 
of Mobile Bay, Alabama where 
we meet the Sullivan family. 

In the be^nning of the 
novel, we are brougjht face to 
face with die death of Artie 
Sullivan, a widowed, eccentric 
artist. 

Anna Carroll George's lyri- 
cal, yet colloquial style allows 
us to experience a variety of 
emotions with the Sullivan 
family. 

We mourn with Donnie 
Sullivan as he attempts to cope 
with the death of his twin, 
Artie. 

We also laugh hysterically at 



One and 
MaSichie A 
Spiritual and 
Mystic Read 



the idea of a seven-foot alliga- 
tor, named Big Ben, iliat causes 
a traffic jam by falling asleep in 
the middle of the road. 

George's writing brings us 
home where we can cope with 
bss and be comforted with 
family. 

She takes us into the Sullivan 
homes, into their bedrooms, 
into their secret places. 

We sympathize with the 
Sullivan family and we feel their 
joy when they are finally able to 
come tc^ether and deal wJA 
the situation at hand. 

George's novel reiterates the 
principle that life should be 
lived to its fullest, always. 

It shows us that evsery indi- 
vidual |X)ssesses magic, and it 
teaches us that only thiouj^ 
living and experiicndng, indi- 
viduals can truly embrace that 
magic 



the typical male. It would be a gift 
that keeps on giving. 

The effect of VGB Day would 
be so great, that the next time she 
says: "Do you want to hang out 
ri^t now?" the guy would follow 
with: "Honey, I'd love to, but I'm 
in the middle of a level." 

."Enough said," she would say 
with a newfound understanding 
of the importance of video 
games to the human persona. "I'll 
just play a few games of Madden 
until you beat it." 

The mere idea of this becom- 
ing a reality is so beautiful that 
every guy reading this just wet 
himself. 

The next portion of the day 
would be dedicated to introduc- 
ing our special ladies to the idea 
of enjoying a good beer. 

Sure, the average female's taste 
buds have been scarred by way 
too many wine coolers, but with 
enough persistence and hard 
work, anyone could be brought 
back to the light side of the force. 

Teaching girls the art of nap- 
ping may be the most difficult 



aspect of the entire day. 

In general, girls associate nap- 
ping with lying in bed, watching 
daytime TV and nibbling on some 
sort of candy (usually chocolate). 
But where is the sleeping, usually 
considered the point of a so- 
called "nap?" To assure a proper 
nap, we must re-teach napping as 
a whole. 

As any guy knows, napping has 
the highest chance of occurrence 
on a couch. 

The television channel must be 
changed as well, from soaps and 
talk shows to sports and cheesy 
action movies, while snacks must 
be limited to chips or French fries. 

Chocolate must, without excep- 
tion, be excluded from naptime 
entirely. That's right, no chocolate. 

Clearly, VGB Day would not 
only bring equilibrium to the cur- 
rent holiday mix, but would better 
every sin^e female's life privileged 
enough to experience it 

And really, it would be selfish 
for the men of the United States 
to not coerce their girlfriends into 
celebratii^ it with them. 



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HOROSCCPES 

by Sam Wise-Ridges 

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan 19) 

Is it just me or are you alluding to drug use 

in your away messages? 

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) 

Valentines Day can suck, especially when you 

wake up alone, in a gutter. 

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) 

Fish-sticks and spaghetti aren't a romantic meal 

Aries (Mar. 21 -April 19) 
When cupid takes aim, duck. 

Taurus (April 20-May 20) 

Cut the bull, no one likes those chalky candy 

hearts anyway. 

Gemini (May 21 -June 20) 

You are the best greatest of all the signs. 

Everyone should love you. 

Cancer (June 21 -July 22) 

Your roomate loves you, Happy Valentines 

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Your Valentines gift is red, but it is also itchy 

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The spectrum of interest in 
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by EUie Woodruff 



Virgo (Aug 23-Sep. 22) 

This Valentines is the time to drop that sign and pick up a new one at the local bar. 

Ubra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) 

Don't worry about your dinner-for-one this Valentines Day, you ordered enough drinks for three. 

Scorpio (Oct. 23. -Nov. 21) 

Those stinging comments are going to leave you with a night of self-gratification 



Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec. 21) 

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Cassette Tapes Still Cool 



VWire 

Last month, a self-proclaimed 
music snob ~ I'll call him Ewan - 
- mocked me when I offered to 
expand his musical horizons by 
making a mix tape for him. "What 
is this, 1991?" he chided. 

Later, an acquaintance 
ridiculed the mix tape in my car. 
Apparendy, when real music fans 
were in grade school, they never 
lunged for the record button on 
their radios during nighdy count- 
downs. Real music fans have 
always had CD burners at their 
disposal. 

Sure, there's the whole sound 
quality issue, but the sound on a 
carefully made mix tape is almost 
as good as the source from which 
the music was recorded. 

Plus, what tapes lack in sound 
quality, they make up for in dura- 
bility. 

The structure of tapes is more 
fun and convenient than that of 
CDs. When I gave Ewan his new 
tape, he put it in his pocket ~ not 
so easy to do with a CD. 

I bet MacGuyver could get out 
of coundess predicamAits with 



tapes. He could use them to 
wedge doors open. He could take 
one apart and use the ribbon as a 
rope or whip. All he could do 
with a CD is use it to slice off his 
enemy's limb, or maybe pick a 
lock. 

A tape's shape is also perfect 
for exercising. Serious runners 
look down their noses at 
Walkman joggers, but for those 
of us who sometimes run merely 
for an excuse to get outside and 
listen to music, Walkmans and 
perfect mix tapes are necessities. 
With them, the music doesn't 
skip with every bounce, and they 
are much easier to carry than 
those tire-sized CD players. 

But when a well-intentioned 
music fan of the future offers to 
put together some kind of MP3 
compilation, and a music snob 
asks, "What is this, 2004? 
Couldn't you make an MP330?" I 
want to be the cool old lady 
down the street who not only 
inherited all those records from 
the mid-twentieth century, but 
who has the most incredible col- 
lection of vintage tapes in town. 




February 12, 2004 



AskTK 



Tke Only Honest Opinion 




MARRIAGE cont'd p. 3 

She has also observed that since 
this is the first time you are away 
from your parents' ideals, your 
own ideals change as well and 
many people "come out". 

How are you going to confront 
your fiance and explain to him 
that now you are into girls? 

Surely that will be an interest- 
ing conversation. 

Next I asked a guy to see if his 
opinion differed from a females 
and he said, "I think college rela- 
tionships are great. 

I always have someone to talk 
to and share ideas and thoughts 
with. 

My girifriend cheers me up 
when I am down and I think that 
helps a lot... on eng^ements I 
have no idea." 

I wanted another male per- 
spective so I asked one of my 
somewhat disgruntled friends 
who said, "I personally feel like I 
am too young to deal with all of 
the emotions and stuff that come 
along with long term relation- 
ships. 

If you're in love and you don't 
have a problem dealing with 
diem, that's a different story. 



I just think that I'm too young 
to be getting tied down." 

My research has 
reached the general consensus 
that marriage at a young age is 
not the answer. 

I do know that there are many 
people who disagree with this, 
since they are getting married. 

I suppose I chose friends that 
have the same general views as 
myself. 

Perhaps that is why there is an 
anti-engagement theme surfac- 
ing, at any rate do not let this dis- 
courage your decisions. 

You should seriously think 
about a decision that will affect 
the rest of your life. 

Don't make the decision just 
fill another place in the divorce 
statistic. 

Being engaged to someone 
does not necessarily mean that 
you love him or her more, but 
rather you want to take a huge 
step in your life and take on 
many, many more responsibili- 
ties. 

Just make sure you do not 
wake up one day in the winter of 
your life and realize that you have 
nothing to caU your own and no 
endeavors to cherish. 



V&'elcome to the tlrst installment 
of Ask TK. 

I'm here to answer any ques- 
tions you might have to the best 
of my abilities. 

If you're having problems with 
your significant other, stressed 
out, or want to know what my 
favorite food is, I doubt anyone 
will, simply e-mail tskeith@.long - 

WQQd.ed» 

My only promise to you is this: 
I will be one hundred percent 
honest. See the sub-tide? It's 
true. 

Now, on to the mail bag. 

Dear TK, 

I don't know what it 
is about the past couple of 
weeks since I've been back 
from break, but things just 
haven't been going right for 
me. 

I am low on cash, 
stressed out by my school- 
work, and my longtime 
boyfriend, my cheerleader 
and confidant, has been hav- 
ing problems as well. 

Normally we Jail 
back upon one another for 
help, but when this weekend 
came, we ended up having 
one of the worst fights ever. 
I want to go home! HELP!!! 

Signed, 

Weeping in Wheeler 

Dear Walking, 

If you think you're the only 
one who's short on cash, or 
stressed out about school, think 
again. 

You sound like you're over- 
whelmed, perhaps you are doing 
too much. 

Try to save some time for de- 
stressing. 

Take a nap or a walk when the 
Sim's going down. 

While I'm not sure I would 
want a g^l calling me her, "cheer- 
Ijcader," he at least sounds like he 
used to be a nice guy. 

Yes, many couples argue, and 
no, that's not good. 

If you think that the path you 
are taking in life is straying from 
his, then you need to seriously re- 
evaluate your relationship with 
him. 

Just because you have been 



with someone for "years" is no 
reason to stay when things go 
wrong. 

Thinking you owe the other 
person something is the wrong 
way to go. • 

Maybe they were the first one 
to give you a chance, maybe they 
stuck with you when you were 
dealing with tough issues, but that 
is still not enough for you to stay 
in a bad relationship. 

The point is, you sound like a 
nice girl, and nice girls deserve 
more than doucheijags. 

Look aroxmd you. If you can't 
find a decent guy who will treat 
you right, then you're not looking 
hard enough. 

-TK 

Dear TK, 

Basically, I like this 
guy, Todd, and he doesn't like 
me. He just recently got out 
of a long relationship, and 
he tells me that he is having 
problems getting close to 
people. 

Todd says that he 
really likes me, and cares a 
lot about me, but he just 
doesn't feel like he can get 
close. 

We hang out on the 
weekends, and talk on the 
phone a few times a week. 
When we spend time togeth- 
er, we have a lot of fun 
together and I really like 
him. 

He's such a great 
guy, Todd makes me laugh 
and feel good about myself. 
I feel like he understands 
me. What should I do about 
this? 

Signed, 

Confused about Love 

in Farmville 

Dear Confused, 

It sounds to me like you have a 
classic "hung up on this guy" syn- 
drome. 

Let's talk about Todd first. 
Todd is hurt from his last girl- 
friend. 

He doesn't want you, or any- 
one else to hurt him. 

Todd probably knows that you 
like him. I'm sure he does. 

It quite easy for Todd to see 
you as a fiiend, or more than a 



friend, and still keep the idea that 
he won't get close to you, so you 
won't hurt him. 

My guess is that you are trying 
to show Todd you like him. 

You laugh at his stupid jokes, or 
flirt shamelessly. 

Maybe you've put some moves 
on Todd, and he accepted you're 
advances. 

The bottom line is, if you're 
not in a relationship with Todd, 
then he feels no devotion to you. 

His old girlfriend covdd come 
out of nowhere and apologize, 
they could be back together with- 
in a week. 

Todd would completely forget 
about you. 

If things have been this way for 
a few weeks, then it is more than 
likely things will stay the way they 
are. 

I suggest that you tell Todd, 
that you are interested in him, and 
if he isn't ready for a relationship, 
then yow will turn your attention 
elsewhere. 

There is no logic in wasting 
your time on someone who won't 
give you what you need. 

-TK 

DearTK, 

I like to tell jokes 
and crack on my friends. The 
problem is, they think that 
it's getting really old, and 
sometimes they don't appre- 
ciate my "punks". 

I'm not trying to be 
hurtful, but it just seems to 
happen. Do my friends need 
thicker skins or should I 
slack off? 

And if I'm in the 
wrong, what can I do that 
won't irritate them? foking 
around is a big part of who I 
am, what can I do? 

Signed, 

Joking Julie 

Dear Julie, 

I believe that I can answer your 
question rather quickly. Stop piss- 
ing off your fireinds. 

If joking around is part of you, 
then there is a part of you that is 
irritating everyone. 

Either tone it down a notch, or 
you might be looking for a new 
group of freinds. 



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Sports 



February 12, 2004 



Longwood Baseball Looks Toward a Promising Season 



Longwood University will 
embark upon its 26th collegiate 
baseball season in 2004 - all 26 
years under the direction of vet- 
eran head coach Charles "Buddy" 
Bolding. Coach Holding has led 
the Lancer program to an out- 
standing overall record of 691- 
315-3 (.686%), including 25- 
straight winning seasons and six 
NCAA Division II Tournament 
appearances while reaching two 
Division II World Series'. 

A year ago, however, 
Lxjngwood finished an uncharac- 
teristic 23-19 overall, and this 
year's team will look to dramari- 
caDy improve the success on the 
field. 

Coach Bolding will be assisted 
this season by energetic first-year 
assistant coach Rick Blanc who is 
responsible for the pitching staff. 

Longwood returns five posi- 
tion starters among six returning 
position players from a squad 
that attained its 23rd consecutive 
20- win season in 2003. 

The Lancers also return one 
starting pitcher among six return- 



ing pitchers from last year. 

Longwood has added its usual 
talented mix of newcomers - 
seven freshmen along with a 
Division I transfer - to the ros- 
ter, a squad that will play this sea- 
son as a Division II independent. 

The Lancers are currendy in 
the first-year of their four-year 
reclassification transition toward 
Division I certification. 

Longwood must begin meet- 
ing Division I scheduling 
requirements with the 2005 cam- 
paign. 

"Our principle objective for 
2004 is to prepare for the 
demanding Division I schedules 
of the future," said Bolding. 

"We have the knowledge and 
conviction that we will grow into 
a successful Division I program, 
just as we already have done in 
Division II." 

The outfield will feature the 
veteran leadership of senior 
starters Louis 

Shackelford/Newport News 
Penbigh) (.347, 6 HR, 32 RBI) 
in left field, and Brian 



Medley/Halifax (Halifax Co.) 
(.349, 9 HR, 31 RBI) in right 
field; along with junior starter 
Brett Mooney/Virginia Beach 
(Salem) (.331, 4 HR, 27 RBI) in 
center field. Mooney is also serv- 
ing as the team's lead captain this 
season, while Shackelford is a 
team captain as well. 

"I expect these three guys to 
lead a resurgence of offensive 
dominance," explained Bolding. 

"Each has the talent and expe- 
rience to post the kind of stats 
expected of them." 

In the infield, Longwood will 
open the season with returning 
junior starters Chris 

Balus/Newport News (Denbigh) 
(.351, 4 HR, 29 RBI, 10-11 SB) at 
shortstop, and Robert 

Gillis/Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 
Canada (.313, 2 HR, 29 RBI) at 
third base. On the right side, the 
Lancers begin with freshmen 
Charlie Yarbrough/Richmond 
(Mills Godwin), 6-6, 265-pounds, 
at first base, and Zach 
Zigrang/Virginia Beach 

(Kempsville) at second base. 



Senior team captain Evan 
Weinstein/Toronto, Ontario, 
Canada (W.L. MacKenzie) (5-4, 
4.86 ERA, 66.2 IP, 25 K) will 
anchor the starting pitching rota- 
tion. 

A Verizon Academic AU- 
American in 2003, Weinstein will 
be joined in the rotation to begin 
the year by sophomores John 
Hines/Smithfield (Smithfield) 
and Mike Brown /Courtland 
(Southampton) (3-0, 4.50 ERA, 
20.0 IP, 24 K), along with fresh- 
man Alan Moore/Richmond 
(Monacan). 

Hines was 3-5 with a 6.29 
ERA and 38 strikeouts over 48.2 
iimings at Division I Norfolk 
State a year ago. 

"Evan will lead the way for 
us," said Bolding. "The pitching 
staff will be young, but talented, 
as we look to get significant pro- 
duction from our sophomores 
and freshmen." 

The bullpen features Balus 
and Zigrang, along with juniors 
Guillermo Gonzalez/Hampton 
(Bethel) "(1-1, 4.41 ERA, 16.1 IP, 



1 1 K) and Darin Knicely/Elkton 
(Spotswood) (1-2, 6.23 ERA, 26.0 
IP, 23 K), sophomore Mike 
Williams/Hampton 
(Kecoughtan) (2-1, 4.50 ERA, 
10.0 IP, 20 K), as weU as freshman 
Brian McCullough/Virginia 
Beach (Princess Anne). 

This year's starting catcher will 
be freshman Tyler 

Childress/Montclair (Forest 
Park), backed-up by classmate 
Matt Fitzgerald/Fairfax Station 
(Hayfield). 

The starting designated hitter 
will be sophomore Danny 
McCraw/PampLin (Randolph- 
Henry), with freshmen Hunter 
Williams/Richmond (Varina) and 
Tyler Ames/Exmore 

(Northampton) in reserve. 
McCraw (second base), Williams 
(shortstop), and Ames (right field) 
will each see time in the field as 
well, along with freshman Nathan 
Martin/Chesterfield (Manchester) 
(third base). 



see BASEBALL 1 p. 14 



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sports Informaiion 

Longwood University lost two 
home games last week, falling 
82-62 to Virginia Union 
University Feb. 5. 
The Lancers are now 3-18 this 
season and will play at NCAA 
Division I Big South Conference 
member Radford University Feb. 
11 at 7 p.m. 

Longwood returns home to 
host Southern Virginia 
University Feb. 14. 

Against Virginia Union (15-4), 
freshman Husein 

Pistoljevic/Richland, Wash. 
(Hanford) tied a school-record 
with nine three-point field goals, 
a new Lancer Hall-record, for a 
career-high 27 points but it was 
not enough as the Panthers tal- 
ent and deptB proved too much 
for jhe Lancers. 

Longwood led eariy at 13-10 
on Pistoljevic's second three- 
polnter to open the contest. 
Virginia Union scored 10- 
strai^t points to lead 20-10 at 
12:13, getting six points from 



Arthur Kidd. 

Pistoljevic's third and fourth 
treys brought the team to within 
24-19 at 10:26 of the first half 
before the Panthers extended the 
advantage to 44-31 at halftime as 
Kidd scored 15 first-half points. 

Pistoljevic finished with 18 
points by the intermission, hit- 
ting 6-10 three-pointers. 
Longwood battled tough to 
begin the second half, trimming 
the lead to 57-50 with 12:08 
remaining on a basket firom sen- 
ior Ryan Earl/Tustin, Calif. 
(Tustin), Pistoljevic nailed three 
more treys during the first 7:52 
of the period to set a new facili- 
ty-record for three-pointers, and 
tie the school-record for treys. 

The Lancers were within 67- 
56 at 6:39 before Virginia Union 
took advantage of a 14-1 run to 
lead 81«57 with just 2:56 left to 
secure the road win. 

Pistoljevic finished the game 
9-16 on three-pointers for his 
game- and career-high 27 points 
to lead the lancers. 

Freshman Maurice 



Sumter/ Alexandria (T-C. 

Williams) added 10 points and 
six rebounds, senior Nathan 
Fortener/Hartford, Ky (Ohio 
Co.) contributed six points and 
10 rebounds, and freshman 
Michael Jefferson/Chesterfield 
(Meadowbrook) added nine 
points, six rebounds, and six 
assists. 

Eari had five points, six 
rebounds, and six assists. 
Longwood shot 36% (20-56) 
from the field, 45% (13-29) on 
three-pointers, and 50% (9-18) 
at the free throw line. Kidd was 
8-13 fix>m the floor (4-8 3FG) 
en route to 21 points for the 
Panthers. Brown added 16 
points and seven rebounds; 
Luqman Jaaber had 14 points, 
six assists, and six steals; while 
Darius Hargrdve contributed 
eight points, 11 rebounds, and 
six steals. Virginia Union shot 
42% (31-74) from the field, 
32% (7-22) on diree-pointers, 
and 68% (13-19) at the line. 

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Storts 






February 12, 2004 



Cal Ripken Jr. Speaks at UVA 



U-Win 

Baseball great Cal Ripken Jr. 
spoke to more than 600 baseball 
fans in Memorial Gymnasium on 
Tuesday night, sharing anecdotes 
from his childhood and baseball 
career before taking audience 
questions for more than 20 min- 
utes. 

Ripken, who holds Major 
League Baseball's records for 
consecutive games played and 
home runs by a shortstop, was 
joined by his younger brother, 
former major league second base- 
man Billy Ripken, as the featured 
guest at University of Virginia 
baseball's 2004 Step Up to the 
Plate! event. 

"We're trying to help out base- 
ball on all levels," Ripken said on 
his decision to come to 
Charlottesville, Va. "It was a big 
factor that I knew about the uni- 
versity, knew about its reputa- 
tion." 

Tickets for The Step Up to the 
Plate! event, the baseball team's 
annual fundraiser, were $75. The 
event also featured silent and live 
auctions that included Virginia 
athletics memorabilia, an auto- 
graphed Cal Ripken Jr. jersey and 
a baseball signed by Hall of 
Famers Willie Mays, Duke Snyder 

BASEBALL cont'd p. 12 

Longwood has an ambitious 
56-game regular-season schedule 
that will feature 26 home games 
at Lancer Stadium where the 
Lancers are 183-63 (.744%) since 
the facility was renovated in 1994. 

BASKETBALL cont'd p. 12 

The Panthers had defeated 
Longwood 95-63 back on Dec. 1 
at the Arthur Ashe Center in 
Richmond. 

Against Apprentice (12-9), 
Longwood fell behind 42-22 at 
halfrime en route to the loss as 
the Builders placed five players in 
double- figure scoring. 

After an early 4-4 tie (18:03), 
Apprentice outscored the 
Lancers 34-9 to lead 38-13 witii 
5:16 left in die first half 

Longwood managed to narrow 
the margin to 38-22 (1:46) before 
the Builders extended the margin 
to 20 points (42-22) at halftime. 

The Lancers trimmed the 
deficit to 51-38 with 14:53 
remaining on a basket from 



and Mickey Mande. The auction 
items were donated by "fiiends 
and appreciators" of the Virginia 
baseball program, according to 
co-event coordinators Kelly 
Rothwell and Marilyn Wright. 

Virginia Athletic Director 
Craig Littiepage donned a 
Cavalier baseball cap while pre- 
senting new head coach Brian 
O'Conner to the audience. After 
brief remarks, O'Conner intro- 
duced Ripken to a standing ova- 
tion. Many fans sported Orioles 
regalia in honor of Ripken's 21 
years with the Baltimore organi- 
zation. 

Ripken got a taste of the col- 
lege baseball experience yester- 
day afternoon when he met with 
the Cavalier squad at Davenport 
Field after receiving a tour of the 
facility. 

Ripken stressed the offensive 
aspect of college baseball, as well 
as the enthusiasm and school 
spirit of the student-athletes. 

"When you're drafted in the 
minor leauges, you have kids with 
dreams," Ripken said. "The 
dreams seem to be a littie more 
intense in college because you're 
playing for the school and you're 

Longwood will open the sea- 
son February 14 on the road at 
Division I James Madison 
University, playing a doublehead- 
er in Harrisonburg beginning at 
12 p.m., before the two teams 
return to Farmville for a single 
game the next day (Feb. 15) at 
Lancer Stadium starting at 1:30 

Pistoljevic, but a trio of three- 
pointers from Rico Walters pro- 
pelled Apprentice back ahead 
67-45 at 9:20. The hosts could 
get no closer than 15 points 
down the stretch. 

Jefferson's team-high 17 
points led the Lancers, while 
Pistoljevic added 15 points, 
including three treys. 

Sumter finished with 14 
points and five rebounds, while 
Fortener contributed 13 points. 
Longwood shot 39% (26-67) 
from the field, 32% (7-22) on 
three-pointers, and 70% (7-10) at 
the free throw line. 

Walters was 8-11 from the 
floor (5-7 3FG) en route to 21 
points, adding five assists for the 
Builders. 

Tevon Raikes added 16 points 




Women s Basketball Now 13-8 



also playing to better your posi- 
tion to have a chance to be draft- 
ed someday, or you're just playing 
for the love of the game." 

Ripken and his brother enter- 
tained the audience at the event 
with stories of boxing in the bed- 
room they shared as children and 
playing backyard baseball with 
their father, major league player 
and manager Cal Ripken, Sr. The 
two ballplayers also offered 
advice to young athletes, but dis- 
agreed on the durability of Cal 
Ripken's major league record of 
2,632 consecutive games played. 

Ripken, who retired after the 
2001 season, said he came to the 
event because he is "trying to 
help out baseball on all levels." 
The All-Star shortstop never got 
the chance to play college base- 
ball, getting drafted by the 
Baltimore Orioles right out of 
high school in 1978. 

p.m.. 

"The emphasis now is to pre- 
pare the University, its' fans, 
coaches, and student-athletes for 
Division I," added Bolding. "It 
will be a daunting challenge, but 
we are optimistic about the move 
and the future of Longwood 
basebaU." 

and seven rebounds, Terrence 
Patrick had 12 points and nine 
rebounds, while Maze Toomer 
and Reggie Proctor each con- 
tributed 1 1 points. 

Toomer also grabbed nine 
rebounds along with five assists, 
and Proctor had seven rebounds. 
Apprentice School shot 56% (33- 
59) from the field, 71% (10-14) 
on three-pointers, and 78% (7-9) 
at the line. 

All remaining Longwood 
University men's basketball 
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Longwood went unbeaten last 
week, defeating the Apprentice 
School, 91-40, Feb. 2 in Lancer 
Hall, before upending Lenoir- 
Rhyne (N.C.), 74-71, at the 
bu2zer Feb. 4 in North Carolina. 

The Lancers are now 13-8 on 
the season and will return to 
action Tuesday, Feb. 10 as they 
travel to Lawrenceville to take on 
St. Paul's - tip-off is set for 5:30 
p.m. 

Longwood won the earlier 
previous match up this season, 
defeating the Lady Tigers, 90-53, 
Dec. 3 in Lancer Hall. 

Against the Apprentice 
School, Longwood trailed 13-8 at 
the 13:41 mark in the first stanza 
before the Lancers scored 23 
unanswered points to lead 31-13 
with 6:07 remaining before the 
break. 

Longwood continued to 
extend its advantage, entering 
the intermission with a sizable 
48-24 lead. 

At the start of the second half 
the Lancers picked up where 



they left off, outscoring the 
Builders 43-16 to close out the 
contest with their largest margin 
of victory (51 points) this season. 

Meldere led Longwood with 
her 11th double-double of the 
season of a game-best 25 points 
(11-19) and 14 boards, she also 
added a career-high eight steals 
and four assists, while four other 
Lancers aided the offensive effort 
with their own double-digit scor- 
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Freshman Rebecca 

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(So. Charleston) scored a career- 
high 14 points on 6-for-7 shoot- 
ing, while sophomore Ashley 
Mason/Virginia Beach (Princess 
Anne) posted 13 points, adding 
nine rebounds and tying her 
career-high five steals. 

Twin Amber Mason/Virginia 
Beach (Princess Anne) tied her 
own career-best of ten rebounds, 
contributing seven points and 
freshman Ashleigh 

Hollman/Centreville (Westfield) 
netted 12 points, shooting 57 per- 
cent (4-7) from diree-point terri- 
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Volume 83, Number 18 



Waiting to Dump Someone and Keep the Valentine*s Day Present Since 1920 



February 19, 2004 



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Handicap Ramp Parking Becomes Habit 

When Longwood vehicles, such as this Aramark truck, have been parking on sidewalk 
ramps. Shane Gough, one of Longwood's disabled students, went to Chief Lowe and 
Susan Rood with this and other problems. Chief Lowe is on the case, and is going to 
help out with the problem of vehicle use of the access ramps. "This should not be a 
convenience ramp, " Gough emphasizes. 



Enforced State Fire Code Poses Blank Tkreat 



Brette Lawrence 

SU0' Wnter 

In accordance with the new 
Virginia State fire codes, 
Longwood University has 
begun to enforce new rules 
around campus. 

Among these new guidelines 
are criteria for draperies around 
wmdows and doors, and infor- 
mation about wall and hallway 
decorations in the dorm build- 
ings. 

The Office of 

Environmental Health and 
Safety is in charge of overseeing 
that the university complies 
with all of the new regulations 
that have been established. 

The specific instructions 
included such things as making 
sure that all curtains, tapestries, 
and drapes hanging from dorm 
wall or ceilings be either flame 
resistant or noncombustibie. 

Additionally, all' curtains, 
drapes and tapestries must have 
a tag attached to them stating 
that they are indeed flame 
resistant 

If these items do not have 
this tag attached they will not be 



considered to be flame resistant, 
whether they are or not. 

If this is the case, then stu- 
dents xvill be required to take 
them down. Other guidelines 
specify how much decorative 
material can be hung on dorm 
wall space. 

This would encompass things 
like picnires, posters, and calen- 
dars as well as other things 

The new law states, " 
Decorative materials shall not 
exceed 10 percent of die aggre- 
gate area of walls and ceilings." 

This does not seem like a lot of 
space that can be used for hang- 
ing; however Longwood 
University already prohibits hang- 
ing anything from the ceilings, 
which allows students to be able 
to cover more of the waU space 
than they would be able to if 
there were things pn the ceiling. 

The third change concerned 
hallway and door decorations. No 
decorations are allowed to be 
placed anjwhere in the hallways 
of dorm buildings, except on the 
specific areas designed for post- 
ing material. 

Smdents had to remove all 



decorations from their doors, 
with the exception of wipe 
boards and one nametag per 
occupant. 

Postings inside the stairwells 
and the doors leading to them 
were also banned. 

All of the decorations that 
were put up for students who 
had been accepted to 
Fraternities and Sororides had 
to be taken down as a result of 
this rule. 

The universit)' will not be 
stricdy enforcing the rules about 
having only 10% of the dorm 
wall space covered until the 
2004-2005 school year; however, 
the hallway decoration changes 
have been put into effect 
already. 

Many students around the 
campus were very upset about 
the changes that had to take 
place. 

Some fell that the adorn- 
ments they had on their door 
reflected themselves, and gave 
them a unique way of identify- 
ing their room. 

See FIRE p. 4 



Housing Issues Stem Irom 
Larger Budget Problems 

Tuition increase proposed as a remedy 



Kristen Casalenuovo 

Staff Writer 

There has been a lot of buzz 
around campus lately regarding 
the Housing policy. 

A topic of equal importance is 
the discussion of raising tuition 
again effective next semester 

While it is easy to point the fin- 
ger at the administration and 
blame them for the fallacies of 
campus life, we as students need 
to ask ourselves what we can do 
to resolve these issues. 

The answer to that question 
can be summed up in one simple 
word; vote! 

Housing, as all students should 
well know, denied over 100 rising 
juniors the right to move off- 
campus next year. 

As a result, students retaliated. 

A large group of students met 
behind the Student Union to 
protest, then decided that a better 
action would be to march to 
Lancaster and demand some 
answers from President Cormier 
herself. 

The President, along with Vice 
President of Smdent Affairs Tim 
Pierson, and die SGA President 
Alicia Moody addressed the 
crowd in a civilized and respectful 
manner 

This may seem like a statement 
only an administrative brown- 
nose could make, but no one who 
was at that protest can deny that 
Dr. Cormier remained calm 
amidst the large crowd of out- 
raged students, answering ques- 
tions that were sometimes rude 
or spiteful. 

What the Housing issue really 
boils down to is that it is an aux- 
iliary office of this University. 

That is, it has to make all of 
the money it needs on its own. 
All Room and Board fees are 
used by Housing for the mainte- 
nance of dorms and other 
finances that specifically relate to 
Housing. 



The construction of a new res- 
idential building will begin soon 
and after its completion, the 
Cunninghams will be torn down. 

There are 2,500 beds that need 
to be filled on campus in order for 
Housing to meet its budget. 

Right now, the total freshman 
class still hasn't been accounted 
for, so more students will be 
aUowed to move off campus as 
those numbers come in. 

That is the deal with Housing, 
no more, no less. 

There is not a whole lot stu- 
dents can do but bear with it. 

Another issue that is of high 
importance right now is the 
tuition and fees increase planned 
to go into effect next semester 

The administration has already 
decided to raise Room by two per- 
cent. Board by 2.7 percent, the 
Comprehensive fee by ten per- 
cent, and finally tuition will 
increase anywhere from four to 
nine percent. 

In perspective, these numbers 
mean an overall nine to twelve 
percent increase, which breaks 
down as 500 to 650 dollars we will 
have to pay next year. 

This may not seem like much, 
but consider the fact that tuition 
and fees have been increased 
almost thirty percent within the 
past two years alone. 

Why is this happening? Is the 
administration just getting greedy? 
Is Dr. Cormier using University' 
ftinds to pay for a private island in 
the Pacific? 

Well, the real answer is not 
quite so controversial. 

Virginia is 15th in the nation 
for ability tax-wise to fimd higher 
education, yet we are 46th (that's 
46 out of 50 states) in how much 
we actually fimd it. 

Our tuition is being raised 
because Virginia does not provide 
base adequacy funding to state 
universities. 

See HOUSING p.4 



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Editorial 




rom 




February 19, 2004 



Editor 



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No matter 
what stage 
I'm going 
through, one 
thing on my 
bedroom 
walls at 

home stays constant: a rainbow 
poster my grandma got me short- 
ly after I was born. It talks about 
individuality, goals, and persever- 
ance. The poster says more about 
my grandma than it does anyone 
else that comes to mind. 

My grandma was born Anna 
.Evanliu..Qa December 22, 1922, 
though she would drop the a 
somewhere in hej- childhood. She 
was number.sevefi of what would 
be thirteen, nme of whom would 
survive infancy, eight of whom 
would become adults, five of 
whom still live today 

Her parents were Russian 
immigrants who setded in the 



suburbs of Scranton, 

Pennsylvania, where, in those 
days, it was common for immi- 
grants to form neighborhoods 
with those of the same ethnicity. 
Her stories of those days are 
both of heartbreak and of 
strength. 

Even in the darkest days of 
the Depression, the Evanko 
house was filled with the laugh- 
ter and the life that nine children 
will bring. 

My grandma tells stories of 
vegetables from the garden and 
tattling on her younger brother 
for swimming in the reservoir 
(though his white blond hair 
gone green was a dead give 
away). She talks about having an 
eye for picking coal in the sum- 
mertime, for being a trickster, 
for being a caretaker. 

Even with the tears in her 
eyes as she tells about her 



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younger sister Irene, who died 
when she was eleven, I know she's 
thinking about the good times they 
shared. "She was the prettiest of all 
of us, you know," she and her 
other sisters always say. I never get 
tired of hearing those stories. 

At nineteen, while the world was 
raging against itself and jobs were 
scarce, my grandma answered an 
unmarked newspaper ad for help 
wanted. She landed a job with the 
State Department in Washington, 
DC. 

Alone, she left the only life she 
knew and moved down south to 
the big city (though, to this day, she 
will maintain her story of the love- 
ly litde town the Capital used to 
be). 

The stories from those years 
include Eleanor Roosevelt walking 
down the street all by herself, the 
street cars that no longer run, 
watching President Roosevelt's 
funeral procession from her office 
window, and being a star in her 
duck pin bowling league. 

Not too many years after mov- 
ing to Washington, she was diag- 
nosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. 
Because of the disease, I have 
never seen her fully open her hand 
or move any faster than a steady 
walk. But also because of this, 
though, I have witoessed the amaz- 
ing strength that a person can have. 
Not until she fell and cracked part 
of her spine this summer did I ever 
see her cry because of pain. Even 
then, she's never stopped going. 

My grandma married my grand- 
pa rather late in the game, a union 
that produced only my mom - giv- 
ing birth to another child was too 
great a risk for her medical condi- 
tion. But my mom being an only 
child meant that my sisters and I 
were her only grandchildren, a 
condition that proved just how 
much you can spoil three litde girls. 

The very first memory I have, 
one that I cherish more thaiv any 
other, is of my grandma (Grammy 
as we call her). I'm standing in my 
crib, and she is teaching me the 
Sign of the Cross. 

Growing up, my grandparents 
were my all. They watched Stacy 
and me while my parents worked; I 
remember dinners at their house, 
coming home in my grandpa's car, 
NPR talk programs while the sun 
setded into die traffic 

I remember litde things like the 



smell of the linen closet and being 
caught with the spray paint in their 
basement. I remember the crack- 
ers that were l